Friday , September 30 2022

Congo – The current outbreak of Ebola is the heaviest in the country so far


Kinshasa (APA / Reuters) – The current outbreak of Ebola is the hardest in Congo, according to the Ministry of Health on Friday. Probably 198 people died in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. In total, 319 people are sick.

Counter-targeting measures are hampered by repeated attacks by armed groups on aid and resistance in affected communities. The security situation is the biggest challenge, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, general manager of the World Health Organization, followed by popular mistrust. In attack, the rescue operations would be stopped. "If the mission remains, the virus has an edge."

Since the discovery of Ebola in 1976, Congo has already had ten epidemics of often fatal illness. Meanwhile, the rescue teams are trying to stop again by vaccinations. The worst outbreak from 2013 to 2016 affected so far 28,000 people in West Africa.

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