“The 48-year-old man is the primary high-risk contact,” the WHO Regional Workplace for Africa tweeted on Thursday, including that 444 contacts had been recognized.
The DRC declared the 14th Ebola outbreak on April 23 after the primary case was confirmed in Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur province northwest of the DRC, a metropolis on the Congo River.
Ebola within the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The primary two confirmed circumstances, who had been family, died after displaying signs.
The DRC is experiencing its 14th Ebola outbreak since 1976.
The present outbreak is the sixth since 2018, essentially the most frequent outbreak within the nation’s Ebola historical past.
Earlier outbreaks within the province of Equateur had been in 2020 and 2018, with 130 and 54 circumstances recorded, respectively, based on WHO.