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The Ebola case, confirmed in Goma, Congo



The Ministry of Health of the country said in a series of tweets that a sick pastor arrives in town from Butebbo by bus on Sunday. Last September, the virus first hit Butembo, a city with more than 100,000 people. The risk of spreading the disease to Goma is low, the ministry said, as the patient was quickly isolated and transferred to an ebola treatment center.

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The bus driver and 18 other passengers will be vaccinated in Monday.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General of the World Health Organization, said in Twitter, "We are working intensively to prepare ourselves for a long time, Goma, so that each case is identified and answered immediately. "

In another post, Ghebreyesus wrote that Ebola Treatment Center in Goma, run by the Ministry of Health and Doctors of the DRC without Borders, has been in operation since February.

"As part of the preparations, 3,000 airplanes were vaccinated only in this city," he wrote.

The ongoing epidemic in the DRC, which killed more than 1,600 people, is the second largest outbreak of an ebola in history. Mistrust of medical agencies and the government contributed to the spread of the outbreak because people were not cured, stayed at home and were dying. Their bodies are still highly contagious and deadly to the family members who buried them.

The biggest outbreak of Ebola began in West Africa in 2014 and killed more than 11,000 people.


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