A fourth individual has kicked the bucket in an Ebola infection flare-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a representative from the World Health Association (WHO) said on Monday.
Since the WHO pronounced the flare-up on May 12 in north-eastern Bas-Uele territory, 37 suspected cases are being observed, WHO’s Eugene Kabambi said.
Of these presumed cases, two were affirmed in the research center and three were viewed as likely Ebola cases, Kabambi said.
Community health specialists are observing 400 individuals who may have come into contact with those executed by the infection.
“Individuals who were in contact with the first case reported on April 22 came out unscathed after the 21 days of perception,” Kabambi said.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has endured seven past flare-ups of Ebola since the infection was found in the nation in 1976.
The last flare-up, in 2014, left 49 individuals dead.
West Africa was worst affected during 2014, with the haemorrhagic fever claiming more than 11,000 lives, the greater part of those in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone