Ebola fears hit South Sudan-DRC border residents

Ebola outbreak in DRC. Photo: AP

Tambura/Juba, December 18, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudanese residents living in areas bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are living in fear as the deadly disease hit the DRC, a Tambura state health minister old Eye Radio.

David Simbi, the Tambura minister told the Radio that Congolese refugees were entering South Sudan without being screened for Ebola and that South Sudan and local authorities worry that some of those refugees could be carrying the virus.

“People from neighboring DR Congo are entering South Sudan without being screened for Ebola due to lack of testing kits,” David said.

However, South Sudan’s national health ministry said it has sent Ebola surveillance teams set at Tombura border with DRC and Central African Republic (CAR) with enough kits.

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