Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Vaccinations to Start Amid New Outbreak

The latest flare-up was announced one week after Congo’s government declared the end of another outbreak in northwestern Congo

Congo's health ministry says that it is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations Wednesday in the eastern city of Beni and neighboring Mangina village where the outbreak was announced last week.

Dr Mwebesa said the ministry of health in DRC has confirmed the outbreak of EVD in Magina Health Zone of Mabalako in North Kivu about 100 kilometres from Uganda's border.

Health workers in Congo have been setting up refrigerators to chill an Ebola vaccine required to handle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people.

The North Kivu Provincial Health Division notified the government of Congo that a couple of cases of haemorrhagic fevers were reported. There were three new cases confirmed and four new deaths, as of Monday, it said.

The Ministry of Health has asked health workers to enhance their surveillance following a fresh Ebola outbreak in neigbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

But the new outbreak in the East of the DRC is on track to dwarf the one that sparked worldwide panic in earlier this summer in the North West.

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The ministry noted 30 probable Ebola cases in the new outbreak and said another 33 suspected cases were under investigation, with laboratory testing underway.

A World Health Organization spokesperson said: 'This is an active conflict zone. But the country moved quickly, deploying 360 people, more than three-quarters of whom were from within the African region.

"Since we are coming out of another Ebola outbreak, we have kept staff and equipment in place", Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's regional director for Africa, said.

North Kivu borders Rwanda and Uganda and trade activity fuels heavy movement across the borders. More than one million displaced people are now residing in the affected region, which shares borders with Rwanda and Uganda.

Despite that Ebola is never an easy illness to combat, the current outbreak is much more hard than previous ones primarily because of the location in which it appeared.

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