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The Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) has announced that it will reinforce surveillance measures at the country’s airports and borders to prevent the contamination with the Ebola virus resurgent in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According World Health Organisation representative Djamila Cabral, Ebola is thought to have has caused the death of three people in the Congo since April.
Cabral said that the risk of the disease spreading to other countries in the region was low, but according to National Director of Public Health at MISAU [Ministry of Health], Francisco Mbofana, Mozambique is nonetheless reinforcing security measures at points of entry.
“The outbreak occurred in a remote village, so the WHO concluded that the risk of spread was low. For this reason, it has not been declared a global public health emergency, and there is no travel restriction for the country,” Mbofana explained.
A MISAU press conference in Maputo on Thursday addressing the epidemiological situation of the country reported that Ebola had resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 22 April this year with 11 suspected cases, one of which was confirmed, and three deaths.Source: Diário de Moçambique
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