Officials announce first confirmed death from new Ebola outbreak in Congo

11 May, 2018, 04:29 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Zambia on increased alert after Ebola outbreak in DRC

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has received a health alert from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Ebola outbreak. A new outbreak of the disease has been confirmed by the DRC Ministry of Health in the north-west of the country, near the town of Ikoko Impenge, next to the town of Bikoro. A spokesman for the World Health Organization Congo told Reuters that there have been cases of Ebola reported since December with the first deaths coming in January.

The deadly Ebola disease also spread to Nigeria when Patrick Sawyer, who was infected with the virus, flew into the country from Liberia.

"One of the defining features of this epidemic is the fact that three health professionals have been affected", Health Minister Oly Ilunga said in a statement.

The Nigeria football federation (NFF) may cancel the already scheduled worldwide friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo following a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the central African country.

Mr Ilunga said 17 deaths that drew the attention of health officials over the weekend to the region had not yet been confirmed as resulting from Ebola.

Google bans abortion referendum ads in Ireland
John McGuirk speaking to the media about Google's decision to remove adverts to do with the 8th Referendum on their platform. The ban will go into effect in the next 24 hours and will last until the campaign is over.

Another 11 people, including three nurses, are ill with the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"After contact, the nurses began showing signs", Ngaleto said.

"We have isolated the patients".

Seven people died of Ebola out of 19 confirmed cases in Nigeria in 2014.

"Our country is facing another epidemic of the Ebola virus, which constitutes an global public health emergency", the ministry said in a statement.

North Korea criticize U.S. for misleading and provocative move
F-22 stealth fighter jets recently sent to participate in the annual joint South Korea-U.S. air training. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the military assets include eight U.S.

Ebola is best known and most feared for the internal and external bleeding it can cause in its victims, owing to damage done to blood vessels.

It has also confirmed that there are 11 other people that are now infected with Ebola.

Nigeria's health ministry on Wednesday ordered emergency measures to be put in place to screen visitors from the DR Congo and neighbouring countries.

Congo's long experience of Ebola and its vast, remote geography mean outbreaks are often localised and relatively easy to isolate and snuff out. Similar measures helped Africa's most populous country contain the virus during the West African epidemic that began in 2013.

Coal mine accidents toll rises to 23
The Pakistan Central Mines Labor Federation told the BBC that an average of 200 miners die in mine disasters every year. It urged the government to ratify the Safety and Health in Mines Convention of the International Labour Organisation.

Recommended:



Popular

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, 660, and 636 ready for Android P
The SoCs will come in different variations, all with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and some with Global Positioning System and LTE. With the introduction of Google Assistant for the WearOS platform, Google has tried improving the user experience.

Miranda Kerr 'gives birth to a baby boy'
Just a few months later, in November, the couple announced that they were expecting . Flynn is no doubt overjoyed about his new big brother role.

Mourinho: I expect Pogba to stay
It is also claimed that the likes of Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC have shown interest in landing the teenager this summer. In my squad, I have some players where I would like to have better than what I have.

Solar Panels May Be Required On New California Homes
The CEC estimates the move will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 700,000 metric tons over the course of three years. The California Energy Commission on Wednesday approved a requirement for solar panels on new homes starting in 2020.

Smart Compose: Google AI Can Write Your Emails Quickly
For example, if you're writing an email on a Friday, it may suggest " Have a great weekend! " to end your message. When you use it, Gmail lets you specify when it should remind you about an important message.

China Trade Surplus with US Grew Sharply in April
The high-level meetings are "constructive moves in the right direction" to resolve the tensions, she said. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He was involved in the Beijing-based trade talks with the US trade delegation.

Comcast prepares all-cash bid to gate-crash Disney-Fox deal
Comcast shares were down 1.5 percent to $31.90, while Disney shares were down 0.5 percent to $102.00. Disney shares fell 1 percent in morning trade in NY , while Comcast's dipped 3.5 percent to $31.25.

Dodgers Throw Combined No-Hitter Against Padres In Mexico
The first trip was in 1996, with Mexican star Fernando Valenzuela leading San Diego over the Mets to begin a three-game series. Friday night's no-hitter is the second of 2018, coming nearly two weeks after Sean Manaea no-hit the Red Sox on April 22.

Google Announces New Ads Rules To Approach The 2018 Midterm Elections
Included in the report details will be info on who is paying for the election ads, as well as how much money they're spending. However, the new policy will cover ads that relate to candidates and not ads that related to specific political issues.

Fitbit introduces female health tracking, Android quick responses
The female health tracking feature will initially be available on the iOS and Windows apps with Android getting it later. The on-device experience can be used to track where users are in their cycle and see when their period is expected.