Tanzania has formally told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has no cases of Ebola after a woman died there earlier this month from an unknown illness following Ebola-like symptoms, the organisation said on Wednesday.
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, co-convened by the World Bank and WHO, warned that epidemic-prone viral diseases like Ebola, flu and SARS are increasingly tough to manage in a world dominated by lengthy conflicts, fragile states and forced migration.
A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country’s response to the Ebola epidemic, police said.
People who survive Ebola virus infection face a dramatically higher risk of dying, probably from severe kidney damage, within a year of leaving hospital, according to a study of survivors of an epidemic in Guinea.
The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres is in the Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor the response of the Ebola outbreak that has now claimed 2000 lives since August last year.