Thursday , August 11 2022

Congo – Current Ebola outbreaks are the heaviest in the country to date


Kinshasa (APA / Reuters) – Current Ebola outbreaks are the hardest in Congo. Probably 198 people died in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. 319 people are sick.

Measures to curb the outbreak have become more difficult due to the attacks of armed groups on the helpers and the resistance of the affected community. The World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the security situation was the biggest challenge and the public's distrust followed. The rescue operation is aborted in an attack. "If the mission is still there, the virus gains advantage."

Since the discovery of the Ebola virus in 1976, there have been 10 already deadly diseases in Congo. Meanwhile, rescue teams are trying to prevent further spread through immunization. The most serious outbreak from 2013 to 2016 affected 28,000 people in West Africa.

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