White House Calls for Swift Action as Ebola Outbreak Re-emerges in Africa

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Officials from The Republic of Guinea, a country in West Africa, has declared the return of the Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four were infected by the deadly virus.

Health experts were able to detect cases of Ebola as patients showed signs of diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.

As West and Central Africa battles with the virus, the White House has issued a statement which emphasized that it will work with the affected countries in curbing its spread quickly.

White House says Ebola outbreaks in Africa need swift action to avoid ‘catastrophic consequences’

Officials in Guinea confirmed over the weekend the reemergence of Ebola in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea.

CNBC announced that the White House has issued an official statement on Tuesday for a swift action as new cases of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province in the DRC.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that a quick response is needed “to avoid catastrophic consequences,” as two burgeoning Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Guinea.

On Sunday, after at least three people died and four others were infected with the disease, the West African nation declared an Ebola epidemic.

Neighboring countries Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert.

Ebola outbreaks in Africa require ‘swift and overwhelming response,’ White House says

“The United States stands ready to do everything in its power to ensure a robust global response and to stop these outbreaks,” says White House

On Monday, the West African nation of Guinea declared an Ebola epidemic after at least three people died and four others were infected, Fox 8 reports.

Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health officials detected suspicious cases of Ebola with patients presenting symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.

On Tuesday, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Ambassadors from Guinea, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone to convey U.S. willingness to work closely with their governments.

Ebola outbreaks in Africa must be stopped, White House says

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Reuters: The Biden administration said that everything possible must be done to contain fresh outbreaks of Ebola in the African nations of Guinea and Democratic Republic of Congo before they become large epidemics.