DRC: 3rd Ebola case confirmed, in urban area

DRC: 3rd Ebola case confirmed, in urban area

The World Health Organization sent 5,400 doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo on Wednesday, according to the health minister. The Health Ministry said vaccinations would start by early next week, the first time the vaccine would come into use since it was developed two years ago.

The U.N. World Health Organization will convene an Emergency Committee on Friday to consider the worldwide risks of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Thursday.

"Over the next few days we will be reassessing the projected numbers of cases that we might have and then if we need to bring in more vaccine we will do so in a very short notice".

"This weekend, two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the health zone of Wangata, one of the health zones of Mbandaka City".

The agency said it was deploying around 30 experts to Mbandaka "to conduct surveillance in the city".

The world body also says 19 deaths have also been recorded within that period with 393 people who have been identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up.

Stoeger steps down as Borussia Dortmund coach
RB Leipzig's Jean-Kevin Augustin scored twice in their 6-2 demolition of host Hertha Berlin as it joined Leverkusen in the Europa League.

"In our experience, for each confirmed case of Ebola there are about 100-150 contacts and contacts of contacts eligible for vaccination", Jasarevic said.

"The arrival of Ebola in an urban area is very concerning and WHO and partners are working together to rapidly scale up the search for all contacts of the confirmed case in the Mbandaka area", said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

"It is extremely hard to do that as you can imagine in a country with very poor infrastructures", Salama said.

"The most important thing is to stop the spread of the disease, and to that end, what they have to do is track down everybody - people who have contracted Ebola or even died from Ebola", CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports.

The outbreak was first spotted in the Bikoro zone, which has 31 of the cases and 274 contacts.

"We are entering a new phase of the Ebola outbreak that is now affecting three health zones, including an urban health zone", Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement.

Related Articles

  • Honor 10 Priced Rs. 29999 Released in India

    Honor 10 Priced Rs. 29999 Released in India

    The Honor 10 is fueled by a 3400mAh battery with quick charging support that can charge from 0 to 50% in just 25 minutes. The report had attributed this to the "strong performance of Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X across online channels".
    The developers showed a new map for Rainbow Six Siege

    The developers showed a new map for Rainbow Six Siege

    De Luca earned her understanding of Italian firearms through the family business and training on the shooting range. The Italians are coming to Rainbow Six Siege , and so is a free weekend-this coming weekend, in fact.
    Pennsylvania's sleepy Senate race could still play key role

    Pennsylvania's sleepy Senate race could still play key role

    Patrick Meehan, where the Democrats are all but certain to make one of the 23 pickups they will need to take control of the House. Social worker and political newcomer Kara Eastman has won the Democratic nomination for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.
  • Mother's shout scares bear into dropping her 5-year-old daughter

    Mother's shout scares bear into dropping her 5-year-old daughter

    The attack took place in East Orchard Mesa, a small community near the Colorado River and about 250 miles (400 km) west of Denver. The bear approached her, and as she was going back into the home, the bear grabbed her and "ripped from the door", deputies said.
    Gaza residents to bury dead from Israel border protest

    Gaza residents to bury dead from Israel border protest

    It was for the approximately 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in protests along the Gaza-Israel border. "No one would. Only Togo backed the USA during the United Nations vote but were not on the list of envoys at the opening of the embassy.
    BT Sport live streams for UEFA finals

    BT Sport live streams for UEFA finals

    Non-subscribers will be able to view the match in Kiev on May 26th via YouTube , the BT Sport app and the company's website. For subscribers, the game is being screened on BT Sport 2 , BT Sport 2 HD and in 4K on the BT Sport UHD channel.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow honored Mother's Day with a naked photo of her

    Gwyneth Paltrow honored Mother's Day with a naked photo of her

    Apple is the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and That One Guy From Coldplay You Would Recognize On The Street, Chris Martin . One of those celebrities was Gwyneth Paltrow who posted a throwback photo from her first pregnancy, almost 15 years ago.
    Alfie Evans, British toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

    Alfie Evans, British toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

    The parents of a seriously ill little boy from Liverpool are fighting a court ruling allowing medics to withdraw his life support. HUNDREDS of well-wishers lined the streets outside Everton FC's stadium yesterday to pay their respects to Alfie Evans .
    Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

    Five dead in attack on Indonesian police headquarters

    Indonesian police fatally shot four suspected militants Wednesday when they attacked a police headquarters in Riau province. Five people died in the attack, including the four suspected militants and a police officer who was hit by the vehicle .
  • Browns' Jackson sets date for Lake Erie plunge

    Browns' Jackson sets date for Lake Erie plunge

    They promptly went 0-16, but Jackson is keeping his word and doing some good with it, according to the team's official website . If that miracle cleanse somehow works and fixes the Browns, then we should all probably think about jumping in.
    Malaysian police raid apartments linked to ousted PM Najib's family

    Malaysian police raid apartments linked to ousted PM Najib's family

    Meanwhile, Anwar's wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail sought to dispel suggestions her husband wanted immediate power in the first place. In an astonishing U-turn a year ago , Anwar shook hands with Mahathir and agreed to join forces to oust scandal-tainted Najib.
    Congrats: Taraji P. Henson receives a Mother's Day proposal

    Congrats: Taraji P. Henson receives a Mother's Day proposal

    And when she has opened up about Hayden, the " Empire " star has had nothing but good things to say. Everything is coming together", Henson said, before adding, "I'm happy in my personal life".