​New Ebola outbreak recorded in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo

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On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced the new outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu province, an area about 2,500 km from the town of Bikoro, Equateur province, where it happened. Ebola epidemic in early May 2018.

On August 1, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced the new outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu province, an area about 2,500 km from the town of Bikoro, Equateur province, where it happened. Ebola epidemic in early May 2018.

On July 24, 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced that it had completely controlled the Ebola epidemic in the town of Bikoro, Equateur province. However, a week later, on August 1, 2018, the Ebola epidemic was reported to have broken out in the country's North Kuvi province. This is the second outbreak in 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to the World Health Organization's announcement, as of August 3, 2018, at the outbreak of North Kuvi province, 38 cases were recorded, including 13 confirmed cases, 25 suspected cases and There were 33 deaths. There were 3 suspected cases that the medical staff was also taking samples awaiting confirmation tests. Also, 5 more suspected Ebola cases are waiting to be confirmed in the Ituri province of this country.

The World Health Organization assessed the new Ebola outbreak area in North Kuvi province about 2,500 km to the town of Bikoro, Equateur province (where the Ebola epidemic occurred in early May 2018) and has no evidence. science of the epidemiological link between two epidemics; However, this is the border area with Rwanda and Uganda, so there is a high risk of Ebola spreading to neighboring countries due to cross-border activities between countries.

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has cooperated with the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement emergency anti-epidemic measures to control an outbreak. Currently, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and some countries in the region sharing a border are assessed at a high-risk level; however, WHO recommends not restricting international travel.

The focal point for the implementation of the National Health Regulations - the Ministry of Health of Vietnam continues to work closely with WHO to closely monitor the Ebola epidemic in the world and actively direct the localities should strengthen disease surveillance at border gates and in the community to promptly implement appropriate and effective epidemic prevention activities, preventing infectious pathogens from entering our country.

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