By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

Since the declaration by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on 7 February 2021 in Butembo Area of North Kivu Province, two additional cases have been reported.

A second case and death was reported Thursday in a 60-year-old woman from Ngubi village, three kilometres from the Health centre of Masoya in Butembo.

On Friday, a third confirmed case of virus disease Ebola was detected in Katwa near Butembo, according to health officials.

On Friday, 1200 doses of Ebola vaccine and cold chain equipment arrived in Butembo, the health ministry and the World Health Organization said in a statement.

“An outbreak of such a highly contagious disease, in a region already experiencing mass people movements due to violent spikes of conflict that have recently affected nearly 26,000 families, is worrisome,” says World Vision’s National Director Anne-Marie Connor.

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