The current epidemic, which is likely to cause 198 deaths, is the third most fatal in the United States.
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The epidemic of the northern Chivu and Ituri is the most serious in the DRC history. "Said Congolese Health Minister Oly Ilunga in a statement today.
He overcame the first epidemic in 1976 in Yambuku, Ecuador, "he added.
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That The current epidemic,with Possible deaths of 198 -163 people identified in the lab The third most lethal in the countryAccording to figures released today Congo Health Department Until now, November 8th.
Number of Deaths – A total of 10 incidents recorded in the history of the DRC – this is only the third time in 1976, when it was announced in 1995 in Kikwit, where 250 people died.
There are no other infectious diseases in the world at present. "Oly Ilunga said Oly Olyunga recalled the strong social denials, threats and attacks faced by medical and humanitarian teams deployed in the region.
This resistance to a portion of the population to be treated against Ebola – due to ignorance, the fear caused by diseases that could be mortal and cultural beliefs adds to the unstable situation in the northeastern region of the Congo.
Ebola is a terrible disease. According to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sources, significant efforts are needed to raise confidence in the community, especially in the region where the second wave of Beni and the repetition of violence repeat itself.
This lack of trust has long been a violent clash, and the population's distrust of the authorities has exacerbated them in a deeply rooted context, "MSF said.
Infectious Disease in Conflict Areas
This is the first time Ebola has emerged as the epicenter of a disputed area with hundreds of militant groups, and hundreds of thousands of people who have been in contact with the virus have been continuously overthrown.
Insecurity complicates and restricts the work of security personnel, attacks, and medical personnel kidnapped by rebel groups as happened to three civil protection and epidemiologists at the beginning of each month. The town of Matembo.
To counter this rejection, people on the ground, such as MSF or UNICEF, have gained the survivors of Ebola in their cognitive teams. The team says the sick is equal and shows that Ebola can win if you want.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Secretary General of the World Health Organization (WHO), described this week as "visiting the affected area" as "the end of the disease is still far away" and described it as "a truly praiseworthy" effort. Performed by manpower.
On October 30, the UN Security Council expressed its concern and adopted a resolution calling for a ceasefire to encourage disease fighting.
Since August 8, when the authorities launched the vaccination campaigns, more than 27,000 people were vaccinated, mainly in the cities of Mabalako, Beni, Mandima, Katwa and Butembo.