The World Health Organisation has announced a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Director General of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the announcement in a tweet on Monday said, six cases have been identified with four people already dead.
“A new #Ebola outbreak detected in Western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Équateur province. @MinSanteRDC has identified six cases, of which four people have died.
“The country is also in final phase of battling Ebola in Eastern DRC, #COVID19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.
“@WHO already has staff in Mbandaka, #DRC supporting the new #Ebola outbreak response.
“This outbreak is a reminder that #COVID19 is not the only health threat people face. WHO is continuing to monitor and respond to many health emergencies.”