The Democratic Repulic of Congo (DRC) has registered a new Ebola case, less than 48 hours away from a declaration of the World Health Organisation (WHO) that they’re Ebola free.
Consequently, according to reports, Ebola, that was first recorded in August 2018 and has killed more than 2,200 people, will go on for at least a couple more months before health workers can be sure it has been exhausted.
“At two days before the end, it is sad for us. But we were still in response mode. And we will continue to be in response mode till the end.” Marie Roseline Belizaire, who manages part of the Ebola response for the WHO, told the press yesterday.
The case was a 26-year-old man in Beni, a town in eastern Congo that has been the epicenter of the outbreak for most of its duration. According to reports from the Congolese government, the man later died.
That is not all for Congo, however. The country has since January been battling a deadly outbreak of Measles that has haunted families non-stop. Infact, according to World Health Organization (WHO), more than 6,000 children have so far died from the disease and another 335,000 are infected.
As regards the coronavirus, the DRC has not been spared either. The country has recorded 223 cases so far with 20 deaths and 16 recoveries. In the whole world at the moment, some 1,712,674 cases have been recorded. 388,910 have been hospitalised and they recovered, while 103,796 didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Uganda has registered a total of 53 cases of coronavirus, 3 people have recovered and been discharged and none have died.