A new case of the Ebola virus was registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the east near the city of Butembo, and the infected person died, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
A woman was found with symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Biena on February 1 and died in Butembo hospital on February 3.
“The provincial response team is already working hard. It will be supported by the national response team that will visit Butembo shortly, ”the statement read; to find a solution to the new case of Ebola Virus Recorde in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The announcement potentially marks the start of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Congo since the virus was discovered near the Ebola River in 1976, more than twice that of any other country.
It comes nearly three months after the Congo announced the end of its 11th outbreak hundreds of miles away in the west, which infected 130 people and killed 55.
The emergence of more cases could complicate efforts to eradicate COVID-19, which has infected 23,600 people and killed 681 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A vaccination campaign is expected to begin in the first half of this year.
The equatorial forests of the Congo are a natural reservoir for the Ebola virus, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and is transmitted by contact with the body and its fluids. What makes it more deadly are the threats posed by the corpse that died from the Ebola virus.
An amazing fact about Ebola virus disease is that it keeps coming back after a few years of being discarded from existence, and in a variant form; making it difficult for scientists to explain it and come up with a solution.
We hope that the scientist, through research, will obtain a solution to the new case of Ebola virus registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.