Congolese health minister Oly Illunga has quit after President Felix Tshisikedi personally took charge of fighting the EBOLA outbreak.
He additionally condemned "strong stress exercised in recent months" to make use of a new Ebola vaccine advocated by some aid companies and donors.
Delivering a statement in Parliament this afternoon, Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, explained that the declaration signals that there is an extraordinary event which has been determined, to constitute a public health risk to other States through the global spread of disease; and to potentially require a coordinated worldwide response.
Noting that exit screening is recommended at worldwide airports in affected countries, the two organizations also stressed that "entry screening at global airports or other ports of entry outside countries neighboring the DRC is not recommended as it is not effective and involves large amounts of resources".
"The DRC has fought and controlled nine other outbreaks of Ebola successfully, with the help of the worldwide community; however, this response has a unique set of obstacles because of the ongoing conflict in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces", USAID said in a press release.
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Barbados is not waiting for a case of ebola locally to update its ebola plan, especially having recently granted visa waivers to 10 African countries.
Today the United Nations' Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) said groups like the ADF and the Mai-Mai, have created a "deadly environment" for responders, who have been both threatened and killed, UN News reported.
According to World Health Organization, the vaccine is 97 per cent effective and more than 161,000 people have been given.
The urgent call was made by the AU's Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Africa in a statement issued Tuesday, as they reiterated the need for all AU member countries to adhere to recommendations, emphasizing against possible restrictions on travel and trade with the Ebola-affected countries.
As of July 19, 2019, over 164,000 individuals in Africa had been vaccinated with the Merck's v920 (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP) Ebola vaccine.