Congo announces 1st death amid Ebola outbreak

Ebola Nigeria begins screening travelers at airports

Ebola Nigeria begins screening travelers at airports

Eleven new cases of hemorrhagic fever and a death have been reported in the northwest part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last two days since an Ebola outbreak was declared on May 8, the country's health minister Oly Ilunga told reporters in the capital, Kinshasa, Thursday.

Cases have already been reported in three separate locations around Bikoro, and Mr Salama warned there was a clear risk the disease could spread to more densely populated areas.

However, research by Kent University suggests a drive to vaccinate the entire population wouldn't be an effective way of stopping the disease spread.

Her Tourism counterpart, Najib Balala said the government has maintained constant communication with DRC officials, who assured that the situation is under control.

Ebola returns to Africa after 2014 outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives, but in the US funding cuts for Ebola response were announced this week.

"DRC is more than 3,000km away, but we are already prepared for screening all the targeted areas where Ebola can come into the country". "At all levels, this has been taken as the highest priority".

Salama also said the United Nations health organisation hoped to have a mobile lab up and running on site this weekend. All of the deaths occurred before the outbreak was confirmed. "We are kickstarting this response by using our stocks from the 2017 Ebola outbreak". The WHO has already released $1 million from its contingency fund, and Wellcome Trust and the United Kingdom government have pledged £3 million ($4.1 million).

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it hoped to deploy an experimental vaccine to tackle the outbreak before it spread from remote settlements to Mbandaka, the largest city in the north-west of the DRC.

The WHO is working with authorities in Congo and is in discussions with the World Food Programme to arrange airlifting supplies to the affected areas.

The side effects of the vaccine were mostly mild. He said the vaccine must be maintained at -60°C to -80°C, but cold chain requirements have been mobilized and should be in place as early as the weekend. The $252 million in cuts proposed by Trump is the amount remaining in that Obama-era package, according to a report in The Atlantic magazine - leaving nothing specifically allocated to deal with any future Ebola epidemic. They will also receive a leaflet with information about Ebola and contact numbers of the surveillance officers.

Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.

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