The World Health Organization (WHO) says it has alerted six African countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone to watch out for potential cases of Ebola after the killer virus emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.

The DRC declared the emergence of Ebola on February 7 while Guinea declared the outbreak one week later.

“We have already alerted the six countries around, including of course Sierra Leone and Liberia, and they are moving very fast to prepare and be ready and to look for any potential infection,” the WHO’s Margaret Harris told a Geneva briefing.

Vaccination campaigns kicked off Monday in areas where the epidemic was first reported.

Ebola was responsible for the death of more than 11,000 people between 2013 and 2016 more than 11,000 in West Africa.


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