A woman has died of Ebola symptoms after she was tested after showing Ebola like symptoms in Butembo a city in North Kivu province.
Confirming the incident, the minister of health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), verified that after the Butembo branch of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) said that Butembo has been the epicenter of the previous Ebola outbreak in Eastern DRC.
The region is currently being supported by the ministry of health in collaboration with the World Health Organization, (WHO), by providing training to laboratory technicians, contact tracers, local vaccination teams and community teams to raise awareness as well as put in place Ebola Survivor centers.
According to WHO Regional Director in Africa Matshidiso Moeti, already over seventy contacts have been identified by the epidemiologists in the ground.
The second largest outbreak of disease in the world is that of Ebola, which was the 10th in DRC, lasting for two years killing 2299 people, living 1162 survivors and 3481 cases, with the response to containing it being the insecurity challenge that disrupted the emergency response.