Ghana and Nigeria to prevent spread of Ebola

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There is a danger that the new Ebola outbreak could spread across borders through human migration if not well monitored.

"Since the notification of the cases on May 3, no deaths have been reported", it said, without specifying when the first case came to light. We must ensure the very best protection for the communities at risk and for the health workers working to protect lives - now and for future outbreaks.

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has activitated an emergency operation to support efforts by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in fighting against the new Ebola outbreak in the country.

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said it has a team in Bikoro that includes medics, water and sanitation experts and an epidemiologist.

All the cases were reported from a clinic at Ilkoko Iponge, located about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from Bikoro, where treatment capacities are limited, the World Health Organization said.

The incident in the town of Bikoro comes more than a year after an outbreak in the country killed four people.

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This he said would be chaired by Joshua Obasanya, who led the Nigerian team in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea during the outbreak in 2014.

About 20 people have been confirmed dead, and across Africa, countries are trying to prevent the deadly virus from spreading.

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and is spread person to person through direct contact with bodily fluids, including but not limited to blood, sweat, saliva, breast milk and tears. A new experimental vaccine has been shown to be highly effective against the virus, though quantities are now limited.

This is the ninth time an Ebola outbreak has been recorded in DR Congo.

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are racing to contain an Ebola outbreak announced this week.

World Health Organization will be deploying epidemiologists, logisticians, clinicians, infection prevention and control experts, risk communications experts and vaccination support teams in the coming days in addition to supplying technical needs such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This was well contained through the efficient coordination among the government, health department, global partners and the WHO. It will also provide needed supplies.