The Ebola epidemic in the east of the DRC has already killed 181 – Current affairs


In the previous update, October 28, WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health DR Congo died from 174 infected people, mostly in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.

The data indicate an increase in the number of deaths due to Ebola in DR Congo, with a prevalence of 35-44 years in men and 15-24 years in women.

On October 7, the statistics were 115 dead, and 15 in the same month the number increased to 139, and to 155 a week later.

Over 250 confirmed cases

On Thursday, the number of cases of Ebola infection also increased to 287, of which 252 were confirmed, and 35 presumably.

This epidemic was observed in Mangina, in the provinces of North-Kivu and Ituri, extending near the border with Uganda in Beni, area of ​​the armed ADF group, which multiplied attacks on civilians, which complicated the reaction to health.

In recent months, the UN fears the risk of spreading the epidemic in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, and the resolution of the Security Council urged these African countries to strengthen their operational capabilities in the fight against this disease. in full cooperation with the WHO.

RDCongo was hit nine times by Ebola, after the first appearance of the virus in 1976, which is transmitted through physical contact through infected body fluids and causes hemorrhagic fever.


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