Kinshasa (APA / Reuters) – The current Ebola outbreak is the most difficult one in Congo, according to Friday's Ministry of Health. Probably 198 people were killed in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. A total of 319 people are ill.
Measures to stop the epidemic are hampered by repeated attacks by armed groups on helpers and resistance in affected communities. The security situation is the biggest challenge, said the general director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and then widespread distrust. During the attacks, the emergency operations would be stopped. "If the mission is in place, the virus gains the advantage."
Since the discovery of the Ebola virus in 1976, the Congo has already had ten outbreaks of its often fatal disease. Meanwhile, emergency teams are trying to stop further proliferation through vaccination. The largest outbreak of the epidemic in 2013-2016 has hit 28,000 people in West Africa so far.