Ebola outbreak: Uganda isolates suspected case at Entebbe International Airport

As Ebola returns to Africa Nigeria attempts to secure its borders

On Friday, the organization said it is preparing for the "worst case scenario" in the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the disease made its first known appearance - near the vast central African country's northern Ebola river - in the 1970s. The virus is transmitted to human through contact with wild animals and can then be passed from person to person.

Salama also said there was no evidence of a link between the outbreak and eight deaths that occurred in January and February in the same area, which had not been confirmed as Ebola.

The new outbreak was announced Tuesday. Fortunately, the DRC, which has had more Ebola outbreaks than any other country, has developed effective ways of controlling the virus.

Since April 4, there have been 32 suspected or confirmed cases including 18 deaths, Reuters reported. "Yet, Republicans in Congress insist on pressing forward with a cruel, cynical rescissions package that eliminates life-saving funding for responding to outbreaks", Pelosi said.

He said in as much as Ghana has the means to contain it should an outbreak be reported, the world is continuously becoming a global village so no one can take a chance and say it is far away. "This situation worries us and requires an immediate and energetic response".

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According to Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning science journalist, in an article for Foreign Policy magazine this week, Trump's only rationale for cutting the Ebola and State Department crisis funds is "personal animus" toward Obama and Clinton.

World Health Organization said that it hopes to deploy an experimental vaccine for the outbreak as it plans for the worst-case scenario.

"The entire global health community would agree that cutting funding is a bad idea", Georgetown University global health expert Rebecca Katz told The Daily Beast online magazine on Thursday. The outbreak was declared three days ago.

"We are using all the facilities available to detect the virus".

The virus killed at least 11,000 people across six countries, including a single fatality in the U.S. The worldwide response to that crisis was criticised for moving too slowly, prompting an apology from the WHO.

At the Taveta One Stop Border Post, the health department has also commenced screening of travellers from neighbouring Tanzania. These were sent to Institute National de Recherche Biomédicale in Kinshasa on 7 May 2018, where the two samples from Ikoko-Impenge were found positive by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for Ebola virus on the same day.

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