According to Reuters, more than 300 cases have been confirmed and 198 deaths have occurred in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The involvement of medical personnel in this area has been hampered by the armed attack and resistance of the residents, increasing the number of deaths.
Since the discovery of Ebola in 1976, there have been 10 infectious diseases in Congo, but the current disease is considered the worst.
The World Health Organization (WHO) chairman said the main issue is security and public distrust.
"When an attack occurs, the entire operation is blocked, so we postpone the intervention, and once the intervention is delayed, the virus will take precedence over us in two ways: we lose the number of cases and the history of vaccination. […] The new case is caused by the inability to vaccinate people. "
In addition, WHO's view is that cases will continue to multiply if urgent action is not taken.
Ebola is a rare fatal disease that affects humans and primates (monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas). From 2014 to 2015, the Ebola epidemic affected all over Africa and killed 10,000 people. Although the end of the epidemic was officially recorded in 2016, there is still the same outbreak as in Congo.