Says Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing new Ebola outbreak

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GOMA, NORTH KIVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - 2019/06/15: Medical staff dressed in protective gear before entering an isolation area at an Ebola treatment centre in Goma. DR Congo is currently experiencing the second worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history. More than 1,400 people have died. (Photo by Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday (01/06) that the Democratic Republic of Congo is suffering from a new Ebola outbreak.

The six new cases of the disease – four of which resulted in deaths – have been recorded in Mbandaka, near the Congo border. According to the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom, the warning serves as an example for countries not to forget other serious diseases in times of the new coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a reminder that Covid-19 is not the only health threat that people face,” he said. He stressed that the entity monitors other health emergencies in the world.

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