Updated on 25 August 2014
Asia, America and Europe are on a high alert as Ebola could just be a flight away
Singapore: Ebola grabs yet another country into its clutches with 15 deaths reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Health Minister Dr Felix Kabange Numbi confirmed the reports stating that 11 people were currently sick and in isolation and that 80 contacts were being traced.
The World Health Organization stated that the samples will be tested in WHO accredited labs to confirm whether the outbreak had any link to the current deadly outbreak in West Africa.
The health governing body said that the results were likely to arrive soon and cautioned that the notice about the two DRC deaths has not come from the WHO.
DRC has recorded 17 Ebola outbreaks in the past, with the first Ebola outbreak occurring there in 1976.
A total of 2,615 Ebola infections and 1,427 deaths have been recorded in the outbreak now hitting West Africa, according to recent figures released by the WHO.
Sierra Leone is hit the hardest reporting 910 cases. Other countries affected include Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria. With the virus crossing borders, fears of Ebola spreading in Asia, Europe, America, and other continents remain high.