WHO head reported new outbreak of Ebola in Congo

A new outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever has begun in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo. On Monday, June 1, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebrejesus, told us about it.

“A new outbreak of Ebola has been recorded in the west of the DRC in the area of Mbandaka, the equatorial province. The DRC Ministry of Health detected six cases, including four deaths,” he wrote on Twitter.

WHO staff are already on site to help control the new outbreak, he said.

“The country is already in the final stages of fighting Ebola in the east, as well as COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak,” the WHO Director-General said.

Ghebrejesus stressed that the new Ebola outbreak has reminded the world that coronavirus infection is not the only challenge people face. He added that the organization continues to identify and respond to many threats to human health.

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