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Prior Ebola outbreak in the DRC also hit Mbandaka, specifically in the Bikoro area. The WHO implemented a vaccination program as well as case tracking to restrain the infections. However, armed conflicts and displacement frequently limit these initiatives.
World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had reached 100 infections.
"With 100 cases in less than 100 days, the pace of the Ebola outbreak in Equateur a big concern," Moeti tweeted.
On June 1, The WHO identified the fresh outbreak in Mbandaka city, after Congo decreed finished a prior virus' explosion that left more than 2,200 casualties in two years.
A prior Ebolaoutbreak in RDC has also occurred inMbandaka, specifically in theBikoroarea. The WHOimplemented a vaccinationprogram as well as case tracking to restraintheinfections. However, armedconflictsanddisplacementfrequentlylimittheseinitiatives.
More than 660,000 persons have been internally displaced in Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo due to armed conflict since January this year. https://t.co/bHYa4qyFrp