15:33Mobile Lab in DRC's Bikoro to Tackle New Ebola Outbreak


He said World Health Organization staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak, adding that the organisation was working with its partners to send more staff, equipment and supplies to the area.

They adduced the recent outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus in the East African country as reason for their desire to have the global friendly called-off.

EVD, formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

Furthermore, fruit bats are considered to be the main host of the disease, some analysts say, but it is also introduced into humans through close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of other infected animals, such as gorillas, antelope and porcupines. It was tested in Guinea in 2015 during an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has arrived Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to assess the needs of Ebola response first-hand.

WHO's Africa director, Matshidiso Moeti, told Reuters on Sunday: "We're working on the deployment of these materials, especially readying the cold chain". "Our top priority is to get to Bikoro to work alongside the Government of the DRC and partners to reduce the loss of life and suffering related to this new Ebola virus disease outbreak", said Dr Peter Salama, WHO Deputy Director-General, Emergency Preparedness and Response.

There have been 24 recorded outbreaks in west and central Africa, including in DRC, Uganda, Sudan and Gabon, the BBC report added. Early supportive care with rehydration and treatment of specific symptoms can improve survival.