The World Health Organization (WHO) reports health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are investigating a suspected case of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the country’s eastern province of North Kivu.
The suspected case is a 46-year-old woman who died on 15 August 2022 in Beni, a town located in North Kivu. The case received care at the Beni Referral Hospital, initially for other ailments, but subsequently, exhibited symptoms consistent with Ebola virus disease.
“While the analysis is ongoing, WHO is already on-the-ground supporting health officials to investigate the case and prepare for a possible outbreak,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa.
This suspected case comes six weeks after the EVD outbreak in Equateur Province, DRC’s 14th Ebola outbreak since 1976, was declared over.
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