The World Health Organization has recorded the third case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the past few days.
It was expected that DR Congo will be able to declare a complete victory over Ebola on April 13. However, on April 10, 52 days after the last person recovered, a new case of infection was recorded. Since April 10, two people have died from the virus.
It is noted that the third case is associated with the first two – a 7-year-old girl visited the same medical center as the other patients.
Ebola is an acute viral infection that affects humans and certain animal species. The Ebola epidemic erupted in West Africa about a few years ago and mainly affected three countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC began at the end of July 2018. In July 2019, WHO qualified the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Congo as an international emergency.