By: Steve Dellar | 05-10-2018 | News
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Ebola Outbreak – Nigeria Takes Emergency Measures As Congo Fears Disease Spreading

The whole of central Africa sprung into panic mode yesterday after it was revealed that a new spread of the deadly Ebola virus had already infected 21 people and killed 17 in Congo. Whilst au-thorities in Congo fear the disease could move into major cities (which would be disastrous), Nige-ria, the most populous country in the area, is vowing to take emergency measures to prevent a repeat of the last time Ebola spread across the African continent and is already checking airport arrivals.

In Congo, there is fear that the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville could soon get infected. Local WHO Director Pierre Formeny: “If it was only the roads, we know that the roads are very bad and that it’s difficult for people to trav-el. But if you reach Bikoro and you take a boat … everything could happen.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ebola Outbreak in Congo:<br>- At least two cases of Ebola con-firmed in Congo<br>- At least 21 people in the country have shown symp-toms consistent with Ebola, 17 of whom have died.<br>- Officials are con-cerned that the virus can spread to other locations through the Congo Riv-er</p>&mdash; PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) <a href="">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“For us it’s a worrying situation in a bad context in terms of logistics. And we need to go fast.”

The WHO admitted that two healthcare workers in Bikoro were infected yesterday as well and that they suspect four more cases to evolve in the next few hours.

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“Maybe these two healthcare workers are just severe malaria cases, but my gut feeling says probably not,” Mr Formenty stated.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nigeria imposes <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ebola</a> screenings at airports after an outbreak in the DRC<a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) <a href="">May 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The major problem is to keep the disease out of the city centres. The Congo-lese capital Kinshasa, with its 12 million citizens, needs to remain disease free at all times.

Dr. Peter Salama, the WHO deputy director-general, said: “Our top priority is to get to Bikoro to work alongside the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and partners to reduce the loss of life and suffering related to this new Ebola virus disease outbreak.”

The Nigerian federal government meanwhile, knowing that with its large population that travels a lot, already put in place an emergency programme to monitor all border activity in order to try and keep the country safe. Health Minister Mr Isaac Adewole: "We will be screening incoming passen-gers, particularly passengers from DRC and neighbouring countries. The Nigerian Centre for Dis-ease Control (NCDC) will also consider sending some team to DRC as part of building capacity for managing the outbreak."


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Dawn Ford No. 25633 2018-05-10 : 12:40

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Anonymous No. 25636 2018-05-10 : 13:59

Don't worry, Ebola-chan has it covered.

The waters will be clear again someday. Maybe the people will be gone before it clears up, but Mother nature and Ebola-chan can be counted on for doing their part to clean up the waters, and reduce over populated areas.

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Anonymous No. 25649 2018-05-10 : 15:58

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