Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, who is also the EU's Ebola
Coordinator, said: 'To effectively fight the Ebola
virus we do not only have to address the affected cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo but also increase our efforts to prevent the disease from spreading to neighbouring countries like Burundi.
As reads a joint communique released yesterday, both parties discussed joint Ebola
prevention measures focusing on Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed by both countries' health ministers on 6th June 2019 in Rubavu district.
Sabin Chief Executive Officer Amy Finan commented, As an organization committed to improving lives through immunization, Sabin is dedicated to preventing devastating outbreaks of the Ebola
and Marburg viruses.
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"I would like to take the opportunity to assure the South Sudanese people and residents in this country that so far there is no Ebola
in South Sudan," he said.
SYMPTOMSSymptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after contact with the virus, with an average of eight to 10 days.
But it didn't take long for Ebola
to rear its ugly head once more.
In the last two weeks, Ebola
has claimed the lives of at least 91 people.
Dr Thomas Geisbert, the world-renowned Ebola
researcher behind trials of the potential medication, said it could continue to protect even if the virus evolves.
According to the release, the Ebola
Virus Disease epidemic was reported from Mangina town, in North Kivu province that is close to the border with Rwanda and Uganda.
Within each administrative region, prefectures were randomly sampled from among two strata defined by high ([greater than or equal to]95) or low (<95) cumulative counts of confirmed cases that had been reported to the national Ebola
surveillance system by May 2015.
scientists say they see promising results for a safe Ebola
vaccine according to data published this week (https://medicalxpress.com/journals/plos-medicine/) in the journal PLOS Medicine . Currently, there is no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine available for Ebola
, according to the CDC.