Angola is taking measures to prevent the Ebola virus disease, following its outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a document issued by the Angolan Health Ministry here Friday.
"We are very concerned and planning for all scenarios, including the worst-case scenario", Peter Salama, WHO's Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response said.
Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the latest outbreak in a remote northwestern part of Congo.
The study pointed out that the clinical vaccine candidates will need to be focused on health care workers who are often involved in disease transmission, potentially in combination with the vaccination of patient contacts.
Health officials suspect that the high case fatality rate means there may be more Ebola cases already out there in DRC and some places in the central sub-Saharan Africa, and that this outbreak could have been simmering, undetected for some time.
According to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, inspections are being carried out in major global airports as well as border areas to prevent the deadly virus from entering the country, reports Xinhua. "It is basically 15 hours by motorbike from the closest town", he said.
World Health Organization now has a team on the ground along with partner Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and will involve an additional team of between 20-40 specialists in epidemiology, logistics, contact-tracing, and vaccination programmes, in the coming days. "We are preparing for all scenarios", the United Nations health agency said in a statement.
He said the WHO is in talks with the World Food Programme (WFP) about setting up a helicopter air bridge, but he added that helicopters have limited payloads. "This is going to be tough and it's going to be costly to stamp out this outbreak", he said.
Duncan was not diagnosed with Ebola before leaving Liberia, but began to suffer symptoms a few days after reaching the U.S. Two nurses who treated Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas also contracted Ebola from their contact with him, but both recovered.
So far, no case of Ebola has been reported in Angola.
He stressed however that the possibility of worldwide spread of the disease was still considered "low", but said the situation was constantly being evaluated.
Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. Around 50 per cent of patients die, according to the WHO. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
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