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The epidemic of the Ebola virus in the northeast of DR Congo exceeds 350 deaths



Among the deceased, 304 are scientifically confirmed cases, while the remaining 48 are uncontrollable infections and cataloged as "probable".

In the global case calculation, 531 is laboratory and 48 is likely.

The ministerial report is updated with data up to December 24, and also indicates that 201 people have managed to overcome this disease.

In contrast, the number vaccinated with experimental methods of treatment is 52,122.

This is already the most dangerous DRC epidemic and the second largest in the world.

Since its beginning on August 1, most cases and deaths have been concentrated in the province of North Kivu, but also neighboring Ituri has been affected.

This is an area in which more than one hundred armed groups operate, and the resistance and distrust of the local population, already experiencing trauma, has become one of the worst enemies of the outbreak of the epidemic.

The spread of fakes and lies means that people affected by Ebola do not participate in therapeutic centers on time.

In addition, violent attacks by groups such as rebels in Uganda have risen in recent months and have caused dozens of deaths and thousands of displaced people, and have even halted the vaccination campaign.

The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with blood and contaminated body fluids, causes hemorrhagic fever and can reach a mortality rate of 90% if not treated over time.

The most devastating global explosion was announced in March 2014. And the cases go back to December 2013. In Guinea Conakri, the country from which it expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Almost two years later, in January 2016, the World Organization Health (WHO) announced the end of this epidemic, which caused 11,300 deaths and more than 28,500 infections, which according to UN agencies can be conservative.


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