Headline Directory PUNCH | VANGUARD | THE NATION | TRIBUNE | DAILY SUN | DAILY TRUST | DAILY INDEPENDENT | NEW TELEGRAPH | SAHARA REPORTERS | AUTHORITY | PM NEWS | DAILY POST | BLUEPRINT | THIS DAY | THE CABLE | PREMIUM TIMES | THE HERALD | NIGERIA PILOT | PEOPLE'S DAILY | TODAG NG | NATIONAL MIRROR | LEADERSHIP | GUARDIAN | BUSINESS DAY | NAIRALAND | BBC | CNN | ENTERTAINMENT | SPORTS
Be the first To Receive Our Latest Gist, News, Gossip And Updates Via Email; CLICK HERE NOW!!!
You Are Here: » Punch » DR Congo authorities confirm Ebola case in northwest city

Categories : Punch

Date : May 17th, 2018

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed Thursday that a case of Ebola had been recorded in a northwest city, and a doctor there said several hundred people may have been in contact with people infected by the disease.

Health Minister Oly Ilunga said “two suspected cases of haemorragic fever” had been reported in the Wangata area of Mbandaka, a city about 150 kilometres (90 miles) from the epicentre of the outbreak in the rural Equateur province.

“One of the two samples tested positive for the Ebola virus,” he said in a statement.

The case was reported earlier by the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), which expressed concern over the spread of the virus to a city — a development that typically makes it far tougher to fight a contagious disease.

“We estimate that more than 300 people have been in contact, directly or indirectly, with people contaminated by the Ebola virus in Mbandaka,” a doctor at the city’s general hospital told AFP.

The outbreak — the ninth in the DRC since Ebola was first identified as a disease in 1976 — is centered in remote Bikoro, near the border with the Republic of Congo.

Out of 44 confirmed, probable or suspected cases, 23 have died, according to WHO figures.

The mood in Mbandaka, a city on the Congo River, was panicky, local people said.

“I am looking for a boat to leave,” said Constantine Boketshu, who is married to a member of the armed forces.

“The authorities have let the disease come here. We run the risk of being wiped out in the (military) camp — the hygiene is bad.”

Market hawker Adolphine Dikela said: “Even in normal times, the hospitals are short of medicines. How are we going to survive if the disease spreads here?”

(AFP)

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

Share This With Your Friends




Related Posts You Might Like
» See More...

Comments are closed.

About Us
Naijaray Headline is an aggregated news headline directory sourcing for news through major online news platform - aggregating, producing and distributing 450 news and information items daily from over 20 Nigeria news media including CNN and BCC news organizations and our own reporters to Nigeria and global public. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which Naijaray Headline does not have the legal right to edit or correct.Contact Support
naijarayng@gmail.com
+23481********