2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed

23 May, 2018, 15:42 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • 2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed

Guillaume Ngoie Mwamba, director of the Expanded Program on Immunization, was the first Congolese to receive the vaccine in Mbandaka. On Monday, the World Health Organization said that it had delivered over 7,500 dozes of the Ebola vaccine to the outbreak-stricken country.

The health ministry says there are now 28 confirmed Ebola cases, 21 probable ones and two suspected.

The vaccination campaign will then move to the other two affected areas, the Bikoro and Iboko health zones.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHD) have described social media reports about an outbreak of Ebola in Ghana as untrue and misleading.

The World Health Organization said 33 people, a lot of them front-line health care workers, were vaccinated against Ebola on Monday in Mbandaka, a city of more than one million people.

"These data underscore the value of ongoing health promotion efforts to prevent sporadic transmission or future outbreaks including messaging that aims to reverse misconceptions about Ebola transmission and prevention, to clarify duration and modes of transmission from survivors, and to address stigma that survivors might face as they recover, rebuild their lives, and reintegrate into communities", the authors wrote.

Health officials administered an experimental vaccine on Monday to 33 medical workers and Mbandaka residents, World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva. More than 11,300 people died in the West Africa epidemic.

2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed
2 more die of Ebola in Congo; 7 new cases confirmed

The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information.

The WHO said vaccine manufacturer Merck has provided it with 8,640 doses of the vaccine, and an additional 8,000 doses are expected to be available in the coming days. One of the major challenges surrounding the vaccine will be to keep it in properly cold conditions in the DRC's tropical climate.

Congo President Joseph Kabila and his Cabinet agreed Saturday to increase funds for the Ebola emergency to more than $4 million.

The DRC has faced nine outbreaks of the haemmorhagic fever since it was discovered along the country's Ebola River in 1976. The virus is initially transmitted to people from wild animals, including bats and monkeys. "It is spread via contact with bodily fluids of those infected".

Reuters reported that Ebola experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are preparing to go to the Congo now that the virus has spread to an urban area, increasing the risk of a global outbreak.

Despite the growing number of Ebola victims within DRC, Overcamp said her past experience has shown her that worldwide collaboration can effectively overcome a risky outbreak.

More news: Oil Rises as Venezuela Election Puts Supply at Risk
More news: Emery set to be appointed by Arsenal
More news: Bannon Condemns Mnuchin's Trade Truce as China Giveaway



Republicans to view classified information on claims Federal Bureau of Investigation snooped on Trump campaign
He traveled to the White House for a meeting with Trump, White House chief of staff John Kelly and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Minibus bomb kills six, wounds many, in southern Afghan city - hospital chief
The route of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline passes through large areas under Taliban control or influence. Witnesses said fix crews were at the site, clearing large quantities of rubble and debris from the explosion.

Russian Federation says it downed drone near base in Syria
Takfiri terrorists have lost much of the territory they once held in Syria amid sweeping gains by government forces on the ground. Mr Assad last week met Vladimir Putin, the president of Russian Federation , in Sochi.

School-safety roundtable discussions held after Texas shooting
On Monday, 15-year-old Santa Fe student Tessa Ybarra stood at a memorial for the shooting victims. "We have 50 million abortions". Speaker and Santa Fe graduate Aaron Chenoweth gave a short testimony about trials and tribulations this graduating class faced.

Mowgli trailer: How Jungle Book fans reacted to dark and different story
Even before the first official trailer of Mowgli could make its way online, a leaked version created ripples on the internet. In order to differentiate it from the Disney film, Mowgli promises to be "the darkest telling of the beloved classic " yet.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran faces fresh charges
She also asked him to issue a formal diplomatic note protesting against the new charges and invented case against her. The new charge of "spreading propaganda against the regime" was confirmed by Judge Salavati on Saturday morning.

General Electric to merge its transportation business with Wabtec
The great risk in a GE breakup is that it sells off its assets to bring in cash and is left with a mountain of liabilities. One-thousand units are in the pipeline. "There has been a relationship between (us) that goes back decades", he said.

Cougar Kills 1 Mountain Biker, Injures Another in Attack Near Seattle
When officials arrived at the scene, they found the big cat on Brooks's body, which the cougar had covered up with debris. One man was killed and another was injured in a rare cougar attack in Washington state's Cascade foothills Saturday.

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief John Brennan over 'hit job' Russian Federation probe
The agreement Monday for the Justice Department's Inspector General to investigate abuses doesn't go far enough, they argue. His Republican allies in Congress, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, have pushed the same message.

Sheriff reveals new details on Santa Fe High School shooting timeline
Surrounded by television cameras, photographers and reporters she told Texas Governor Greg Abbott guns were not to blame. Among them was 18-year-old Santa Fe senior Monica Bracknell, a shooting survivor who hugged Mr.