By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Minister of Health, in a statement made this Friday, October 8, 2021, announced the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
” The Democratic Republic of Congo, our country has just recorded a new case of Ebola virus on October 8, 2021. This new resurgence of the Ebola virus in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has occurred in the health zone of Beni, territory of Beni in the province of North Kivu “, indicated the Minister of Health.
In the process, the Minister of Health specifies that this case concerns a 3-year-old male child hospitalized and died on October 6 in a local health establishment in a hemorrhagic picture following which a sample was taken. the next day by the Beni civil protection team.
” The sample sent to Goma for analysis was found to be positive for the Ebola virus ,” added the Minister of Health.
According to Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda, the teams from the Provincial Health Division and the health zone are already hard at work in the field to carry out response activities, in particular the listing and follow-up of around 100 contacts. to date and the decontamination of health facilities.
” Thanks to the experience acquired in the management of the Ebola virus disease during previous epidemics, we are assured that the response teams in the province, supported by the central administration, will be able to control this epidemic as soon as possible “, reassured the Minister of Health.
As a reminder, in May of the current year the Democratic Republic of the Congo officially declared the end of the 12th epidemic of the Ebola virus disease. It was almost 3 months after its resurgence in the province of North Kivu.