More than 300 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between October 15 and November 5, an increase of 41.2%, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the epidemic.
WHO data reported on November 5 indicate that 305 people have been reported in North Kivu and Ituri as of August 1, although 35 cases have not yet been confirmed.
The Monday registry was 41.6% higher than the number of cases on October 15-26. At 28 that month, after 13 days, contamination cases with Ebola increased to 274.
With a less marked increase trend, the number of deaths caused by Ebola, updated at 189 months,
On 28 November 2017, 174 deaths were recorded since the outbreak of the epidemic on 1 August last year, affecting mainly the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, the most populated in the DRC.
The deaths of Ebola virus are more pronounced in age groups
from 25 to 44 years in males and from 15 to 24 in females.
The Ebola epidemic was first detected in Mangina, in the provinces of North and Ituri, and spread to the Uganda border in Beni, a region of the ADF armed group that has multiplied attacks on civilians. the health response.
Uganda has already begun to vaccinate officials at the border with the DRC, where there is ongoing traffic between the two countries.
In recent months, the UN has expressed concern about the spread of the epidemic in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, and last week, a Security Council resolution called on these African countries to strengthen their operational capabilities against disease, in full cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).