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The WHO warns of the possibility that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could spread to the neighboring Republic of the Congo

September 11, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the spread of Ebola in the Congolese province of Ecuador (northwest) this Friday, indicating that it could expand towards the capital Kinshasa and the neighboring Republic of the Congo.

WHO spokeswoman Fadéla Chaib stated at a press conference that “the last affected area, Bomogo, is the second health zone on the border with the Republic of the Congo, which increases the likelihood that the outbreak will spread to another.” Country”.

The outbreak in Ecuador province has left 113 cases with 48 deaths so far and the surge in cases has led WHO to point out that the threat of expansion into Kinshasa, given that Mbandaka is one of the cases, is also a cause for concern There are concerned areas, it is connected to the capital by a busy river route.

The WHO warns of the possibility that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could spread to the neighboring Republic of the CongoThe WHO warns of the possibility that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could spread to the neighboring Republic of the Congo

Mbandaka, with a population of more than one million, was the place where the first case of this outbreak was discovered, the eleventh in the history of the country, which recently declared the end of another virus in the east after two years of fighting the US.

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