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DRC: Heightened monitoring for Ebola

DRC: Heightened monitoring for Ebola

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Heightened monitoring is ongoing in the DRC as no new case of Ebola has been recorded in the past 21 days – the maximum incubation period for the disease.

According to DRC health minister, Oly Ilunga Kalenga, it is no risk saying at this stage that the spread of the epidemic has been brought under control.

Authorities link this evolution to the quality of national and international experts dispatched to the zone.

The UN has been engaged in efforts to contain the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the DRC.

One of its organs UNICEF provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border.

In addition, a European Union-funded flight helped UNICEF send supplies and medicines to health facilities in the Likati area.

Health services have been made available free of charge in the recently affected Likati Health zone.

People have however been encouraged to visit their local health centres in case of illness during the epidemic.

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