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New Ebola Outbreak in Africa Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

A new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo after six people were confirmed to have the disease.

News of the outbreak was confirmed by the country’s health ministry with the cases being detected in Wangata zone, Mbandaka, in Equateur province. Out of the six confirmed cases, four have died and two are receiving medical care.

The DRC government says that they are likely to identify more people with the disease as it increases its surveillance in the area.

This comes as the country is still contending with the world’s largest measles epidemic as well as the global COVID-19 pandemic. It also comes at a time when DRC was about to declare an official end to the Ebola epidemic less than two months ago.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the organization would continue to monitor the situation in DRC.

This is a reminder that COVID-19 is not the only health threat people face. Although much of our attention is on the pandemic, WHO is continuing to monitor and respond to many other health emergencies

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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