WHO Regional Officer Discusses Concerns of Confirmed Ebola Outbreaks During COVID-19

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The World Health Organization is warning that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea poses a regional risk that requires exceptional vigilance. DRC confirmed four cases of Ebola since a resurgence of the virus was announced early February in Butembo, the epicenter of a previous outbreak that was declared over last June. Separately, Guinea declared a new Ebola outbreak on Sunday, with seven confirmed cases and three deaths. The WHO has asked six neighboring countries to Guinea to be alert for possible Ebola infections, as Guinea continues to report new cases.

Africa 54’s Linord Moudou spoke with Dr. Ngoy Nsenga, program manager for Emergency Response at the WHO Regional office for Africa. He shares insights on strategies to contain the outbreaks and discusses some of the concerns in dealing with Ebola outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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