Experimental vaccination begins in Dr Congo to stop Ebola spread

New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health Workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunization campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus.

The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the epidemic which struck West Africa in 2014-16.

At least 25 people are believed to have died in the current outbreak.

Health care providers and funeral workers will be vaccinated initially, before the program is extended to more than 500 people who may have come into contact with those infected with the virus, in a so-called “ring vaccination”.

The virus has already spread from rural areas to the North-Western City of Mbandaka, sparking fears that the outbreak could reach the capital, Kinshasa, as well as neighboring countries.

The who has sent more than 4,000 doses to the Democratic Republic of Congo, with another batch set to follow.

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