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Death in 186 Democratic Republic of Congo, contaminated mother and baby



A boy suspected of having Ebola on 9 September 2018 will be transferred to a treatment center in DRB East Beni. Al-Hajjudar Malo / AP / SIPA

Congolese health authorities announced on Monday a total of 186 deaths due to the Ebola epidemic affecting the east.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Congolese Ministry of Health said, "We found a young girl living in Beni and a newborn baby two weeks old."

The baby and her mother were admitted to a specialist center in the Benny region, where authorities prevented the disease from progressing and provided medical care. According to this bulletin, 88 patients were recovered. A total of 298 hemorrhagic fevers were reported in this area.

Next Visit by WHO Director

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Secretary General of the World Health Organization and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Secretary General of the World Health Organization Peacekeeping Operations
The United Nations should make a joint visit to the DRC from November 5 to 9, said Florence Marchal, spokesman for the United Nations mission to the DRC.

The "Ebola center" visit will allow the two leaders to reconsider their efforts to face an epidemic in Benny's North Kivu and to "take joint action" with the disease, she said. Add.

The tenth epidemic

On October 30, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution unanimously urging all actors to fight this disease. In mid-October, the Congolese authorities declared they were facing a "second wave" epidemic.

This is the tenth Ebola outbreak in DRC. The first case was reported in 1976 in Yarmuku, northeast of the DRC, with a total of 318 deaths and 224 deaths.


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