WHO reported on Tuesday that another case of the Ebola infection was discovered in a patient who had just arrived in Ivory Coast, and the fear of how fast this could spiral is bothersome.
Tarik Jasarevic, the WHO spokesperson, mentioned that the confirmation of the Ebola presence came on Monday with the report that one patient is confirmed to have the virus; even if, however, the detected case had contact with nine other people who have been singled out.
The spokesperson expressed that the World Health Organization was quite worried that the virus might be likelier to spread to, and encroach on, the centre of the country’s economy, Abidjan.
The present carrier that has been singled out is an eighteen-year-old who had travelled from Guinea to Abidjan last week and her symptoms had been obvious during her journey to Abidjan.
She was taken to a hospital a day after her travel, and a WHO spokesperson is explaining that this strain of virus is considered the Zaire strain.
In the early part of 2021, the strain has been noted to be the reason for the death of twelve people in Guinea which was precisely reported sometime in June.
An estimate of 11,300 persons have died in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone due to the Zaire strain; although WHO spokesperson is stating that there was no confirmation that the new case in Ivory Coast had any connection with the ones discovered in Guinea this year.
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The Ivory Coast government has begun distributing vaccines to the part of the population that has the likely chance of contracting the virus easily. WHO vaccines that were stationed in Guinea are transferred to Ivory Coast.
Recall that the Ebola case discovered in Ivory Coast is the first that has been detected in the country since 1994 and the third case since the cases detected in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.