The World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed investigation team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country.
WHO Executive Director for Emergencies, Peter Salama, in a statement on Friday, said at least one person had died of the virus.
“An investigation team led by the Ministry of Health and supported by WHO and partners has deployed and is expected to reach the affected area in the coming days.
“An Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed at least one person,” Salama said.
According to WHO, the DRC health minister requested the UN health agency’s support after one of five blood specimens tested positive for the Ebola virus.
“On May 9, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths, including haemorrhagic…
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