Ebola Disease Detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo
May 13, 2023 • 12:25 pm CDT
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Local media recently reported a case of Ebola virus disease in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on May 8, 2023. The last Ebola outbreak in the DRC occurred in 2022.
“Regarding Ebola virus disease surveillance, we received a sample that turned out to be positive from the Kyondo health zone and in the Butembo site. We have received four samples, and among the four, one is positive,” commented Damulo Luhavo, the communicator of the provincial health division of Butembo.
Luhavo called on the local population to continue to be vaccinated.
As of May 13, 2023, various Ebola vaccines and Monoclonal Antibody therapies are available.
This news article did not disclose which type of Ebola, Sudan or Zaire, was detected.