The Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp will send on Saturday two researchers to Kinshasa for its Congolese partners to support in the fight against ebola. Previously traveled a Belgian team from Doctors Without Borders to the country.
Since the beginning of may 2018, in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than fifty possible cases of ebola identified. The Congolese government, the world health organization and partner agencies to do everything to a large outbreak such as that from 2013-2016 in West Africa to prevent.
The ITM works in the Congo together with four partners, including the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in Kinshasa. Since the beginning of may have both settings have daily contact. The institute now sends, on the request of the Congolese setting, an epidemiologist and a laboratoriumexpert to Kinshasa.
Possible to leave later, other ITM researchers in the direction of the affected area.