Guinea declared a brand new Ebola outbreak on Sunday within the first resurgence of the illness there for the reason that 2013-2016 outbreak, whereas the Democratic Republic of Congo reported a resurgence of the virus on Feb. 7.
“Now we have already alerted the six international locations round, together with in fact Sierra Leone and Liberia, and they’re shifting very quick to arrange and be prepared and to search for any potential an infection,” the WHO’s Margaret Harris advised a Geneva briefing. She didn’t specify the opposite international locations.
Harris added that well being authorities had recognized near 300 Ebola contacts within the Congo outbreak and round 109 within the Guinea one.
Gene sequencing of Ebola samples from each Congo and Guinea to study extra about origins of recent outbreaks and establish the strains was below manner, she mentioned.
“We don’t know if that is all the way down to Ebola persisting within the human inhabitants or if it’s merely shifting once more from the animal inhabitants however the genetic sequencing that’s ongoing will assist with that info,” she mentioned.