On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed six African neighboring countries on urgent alert after the increase of Ebola deaths, Daily Express reported.
Several virus outbreaks were observed in Guinean and Democratic Republic of Congo.
WHO’s Dr. Margret Harris, indicated that, ‘We have already alerted the six countries around, including of course Sierra Leone and Liberia, and they are moving very fast to prepare and be ready and to look for any potential infection.’
Guinean announced that it detected 10 suspected cases, five of them have already died since the beginning of the new wave of the virus in the country.
Therefore, Harris asserted that tests of the Ebola samples taken from Guinea and Congo could identify the future of the virus’ new strains.
In the same context, some countries started launching strategies to control the outbreak of the deadly virus such as Ivory Coast, Mali and Sierra Leone which may negatively effect their process of the resisting against COVID-19.
On Saturday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Chief of World Health Organization (WHO) announced the detection of two new cases of Ebola virus.
In a tweet, Ghebreyesus said, “WHO has been informed of two suspected cases of Ebola in Guinea-Conakry.” “Confirmatory testing underway. WHO AFRO and WHO country office supporting readiness and response efforts.”
On 18 November 2020, the 11th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared over, according to the Guardian.
The widespread use of vaccinations, which were administered to more than 40,000 people, helped curb the disease.
The 2013-16 outbreak sped up the development of a vaccine against Ebola, with a global emergency stockpile of 500,000 doses planned to respond quickly to future outbreaks, the vaccine alliance Gavi said in January.