Taiwan CDC raises travel notice level for DRC to Level 2: Alert for Ebola virus disease

Taiwan CDC on Tuesday raised the travel notice for Ebola virus for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Level 2: Alert, advising travelers visiting DRC to take actions to reduce their risk of Ebola infection

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/05/15
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) on Tuesday

Ebola Virus Global Panorama (By Wikimedia Commons)

raised the travel notice for Ebola virus for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Level 2: Alert, advising travelers visiting DRC to take actions to reduce their risk of Ebola infection.

On May 8, DRC’s Ministry of Health (MOH) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province, which is northwest Congo. Between April 4 and May 13, 2018, a total of 39 cases, including two confirmed cases, 25 probable cases, 12 suspected cases, and 19 deaths, were reported in Bikoro Health Zone, according to Taiwan CDC.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is difficult to estimate the magnitude of the epidemic due to the nature of the pathogen and the current lack of epidemiological and demographic information. However, WHO said it will continue to closely monitor the outbreak.    [FULL  STORY]

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