TICKER: Deadly Ebola outbreak hits Congo claiming one

News trickling in from credible sources in the Democratic Republic of Congo reveals that at least one person has succumbed to the recent Ebola outbreak that has been reported in the north-east town of Isiro.

The reported outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever is one of two cases that were first detected by health officials in the area. The outbreak is said to have occurred in the Oriental Province which neighbours Uganda.

The area is located close to the DRC-Uganda boarder, a close proximity distance to Uganda’s town which was recently affected by similar outbreak weeks ago. At the moment, medical officials in DRC are taking the necessary measures of sensitizing all the locals in the reported areas to consider undergoing an emergency medical examination.
Already health officials in the area have clarified that the reported strain isn’t similar to the one that was identified in the neighbouring Uganda.

At least 16 people succumbed to the virus in Uganda last month, and for this reason, it now emerges that there may be a possibility of having infected people who may be unaware of their status with regards to the fever.

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