A new case of Ebola virus disease has been encountered today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the second-largest nation in all of Africa Continent.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General told While it is not a piece of good news, this is an event we have foreseen. We kept feedback teams in the city of Beni and other high-risk areas for literally this reason.
As part of the active Ebola inspection system in place to behave to this ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thousands of alerts are still being measured every day. An alert is a person who has syndromes that could be due to the Ebola virus, or any death in a high-risk region that could have been due to a result of the Ebola virus.
As with all confirmed cases of ebola disease, measures are already ongoing to find everyone who may have been in influence with the person in order to offer them the drugs and monitor their health status on a regular basis.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa said World Health Organization has worked side by side with health responders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo for over 1.5 years and our teams are right now supporting the analysis into this latest Ebola virus case.
World Health Organization Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso added although the ongoing coronavirus pandemic adds challenges, we will extend this joint effort until we can announce the end of this Ebola outbreak together.
Prior to this ebola virus case, the last person who was confirmed to have Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) tested negative twice & was discharged from a treatment center on March 3.