On April 25, the World Health Organization announced on Twitter that the results of genetic testing showed that one case of Ebola was confirmed last week as the start of a new “contagion event”. This person is infected Ebola virus from an infected animal unrelated to the last outbreak declared in December 2021 in Congo.
A WHO spokesman told Reuters news agency that the patient initially showed symptoms on April 5, but he did not visit a health facility and did not receive treatment for more than a year. a week.
The WHO said the second Ebola patient died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: The Canberra Times)
The patient was then admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Mbandaka, capital of Equateur province in Congo, on April 21 and died the same day.
Congo has seen 13 previous Ebola outbreaks, including one in 2018-2020 in the East that killed nearly 2,300 people, the second-highest number recorded in the history of the epidemic. viral blood.
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