The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed a likely source of the new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Republic of Congo.
The World Health Organization Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday 10th June 2020, debunked reports that the recent outbreak is linked to the previous outbreak in the region.
WHO Director-General further stated that during a virtual press briefing on Wednesday, 10th June 2020.
Tedros also disclosed that their team is still investigating to determine the source of the new outbreak of Ebola.
Tedros said, “Genetic sequencing from new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has revealed that the outbreak is not linked to north Kivu or the 2018 equator outbreak, investigations are ongoing to understand the source but likely a new introduction from an animal source.”
InfoXclusiveMedia Post recalls that the World Health Organization confirmed eight new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
World Health Organization reported the cases recorded in Wangata health zone, Mbankata, in Equateur Province, and four patients have died of the disease.