Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark

Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark

The forested terrain is so rough that even four-wheel-drive vehicles can't reach the area, which has no electricity, WHO's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters in Geneva.

Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, co-adjutor archbishop of Kinshasa who previously served in the Diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro, where the outbreak occurred, made a decision to suspend administering sacraments to protect churchgoers from contracting the disease. In summary, there has been very strong progress in outbreak response, " Salama said.

The focus now is on rural isolated communities in the Iboko health zone which will present logistical and other challenges. Exit screening measures have been put in place to prevent the global spread of the virus, and World Health Organization said it is supporting efforts by nine neighbouring countries to scale up emergency response and preparedness. Bikoro health zone and Wangata health zone both reported their last confirmed case in mid-May.

The disease, which is transmitted by direct contact with the blood and body fluids of infected people or animals, causes severe bleeding and can have a mortality rate of 90%.

A vaccination campaign in the city of Mbandaka, a city of more than a million people, is over but vaccinations are continuing in more remote areas.

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The Ebola outbreak coincides with political tension in Congo over preparations for long-postponed December elections as well as violence by armed groups in several provinces. The infrastructure is only beginning to catch up, he added, with motorcycles arriving now.

"Tough work is going to go on for the next weeks", said Salama.

"I am confident that this Ebola outbreak will soon be contained", said Claude Jibidar, WFP's DRC Country Director.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health approved the use of these experimental treatments, some used on patients in past outbreaks, during the current outbreak.

Most recently, a team of Chinese experts will arrive in Kinshasa on Friday to join the global effort, which includes nations from the European Union, Japan and the United States in assisting the Congolese health authorities, according to the Ministry of Health. "We've learned the hard way in the past to never underestimate Ebola".

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