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Woman (65) was the source of recent ebola outbreak

GENEVA – The death in a hospital and the subsequent unsafe funeral of a 65-year-old woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been the source of the recent outbreak at the end of July of the disease ebola in that area. Reports that the world health organization WHO.

Peter Salama, head of the noodhulpdienst of the WHO, said that certainly seven family members who have been in contact with the woman also symptoms of ebola have died. The disease, it is possible to in ten other locations, so fear not the organization.

The WHO was already in the country due to a now-discontinued earlier outbreak, at around 2500 km of this case. According to the WHO are in the country with over a million displaced people.

The place of the recent outbreak, North Kivu province, bordering Rwanda and Uganda, so there is much cross-border traffic and risk distribution.

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