An Ebola patient under treatment in DR Congo has reportedly escaped from the treatment centre.
According to local official, the patient tested positive to the virus and was being subjected to treatment. But news has it with confirmation from authorities that the patient has returned to the community
The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has declared the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of international concern. This is the second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in DR Congo.
The W.H.O in a statement “cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma, a city of almost two million people on the border with Rwanda, and the gateway to the rest of DRC and the world.”
So far, there have been more than 2,500 cases of infection.
Nearly 1,670 have died in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu, where multiple armed groups and lack of local trust have hampered efforts to get the outbreak under control.