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US News Washington warns of Ebola threat after resurgence in Africa

12:00  17 february  2021
12:00  17 february  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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The United States warned on Tuesday that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the world could not "afford to look away" after the recent appearance of Ebola cases in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  Washington met en garde contre la menace Ebola après une résurgence en Afrique © Al-hadji Kudra Maliro / AP / SIPA

The United States warned on Tuesday that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the world could not "afford to look away" after the recent outbreak of Ebola cases in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Video: The Ebola virus (AFP)

Ebola hemorrhagic fever recently killed five people in Guinea, the first resurgence in West Africa since the 2013-2016 epidemic, which caused more than 11,300 deaths mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The DRC, where four cases have been diagnosed including two fatalities, launched a vaccination campaign on Monday, three months after the end of a previous epidemic.

"Ebola reappeared, at the same time, in Central and West Africa," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, promising Washington would work with affected governments and the Organization. World Health Organization (WHO). "The world cannot afford to look away. We must do everything possible to respond effectively and quickly," she added.

The Ebola virus is transmitted to humans from infected animals. Human transmission is through body fluids, with the main symptoms of fever, vomiting, bleeding, diarrhea.

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