This is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the disease made its first known appearance - near the vast central African country's northern Ebola river - in the 1970s. "This situation worries us and requires an immediate and energetic response". The World Health Organization reported Thursday that 27 total cases of fever with hemorrhagic symptoms were recorded in the Bikoro region between April 4 and May 5, including 17 deaths.
The pledge comes after the DRC government announced the latest outbreak this week, following tests that confirmed two cases of Ebola in the Bikoro area, near the north-west border.
The announcement by Health Minister Oly Ilunga on Thursday came as five new suspected cases of Ebola were also reported in Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro, where an outbreak of the deadly virus was declared this week.
Ngaleto said of all cases so far reported, seven were now in the hospital in Bikoro. The number of confirmed cases of Ebola has risen to 25.
Ngalebato says that among the new suspected cases is a woman from Ikoko Impenge, the epicenter of the outbreak some 30km from Bikoro.
"After contact, the nurses began showing signs", Ngaleto told Reuters by telephone.
"We have isolated the patients", Ngalebato said.
Congo's long experience of Ebola and its remote geography mean outbreaks are often localised and relatively easy to isolate. All of those could be traced back to Ikoko Impenge, about 60 km away from Bikoro, except for one from the next door hamlet of Pangi.
Some African carriers including: Cronos Airlines, Air Cote D' Ivoire, Asky Airlines, African World Airlines, Rwanda Air, Kenyan Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways operate flights into their operational hubs that link Democratic Republic of Congo. Nigeria is Africa's most populous country, while it doesn't share a border with DRC it will be screening passengers as they enter the borders of the country. Similar measures helped it contain the virus during the West African epidemic that began in 2013.
Ebola is most feared for the internal and external bleeding it can cause in its victims owing to damage done to blood vessels.
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