EBOLA IN DRC: THE MOST SERIOUS EPIDEMIC IN THE WORLD AFTER 2014
The current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst in the world after that hit West Africa in 2014, noted Friday the Congolese Minister of Health
"Since the beginning of the epidemic (declared on August 1, ed), the accumulated cases is 428, including 380 confirmed and 48 probable. In total, there were 248 deaths (200 confirmed and 48 probable) and 131 people cured ", according to the latest tally from the Ministry of Health as of Thursday night, broadcast Friday.
This is the second outbreak of hemorrhagic fever the most serious since the identification of Ebola in 1976 in many cases, but not in number of deaths.
The epidemic of 2014 had affected over 25,000 people and killed more than 11,000 patients, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
"Yet this is the first outbreak of the story in which as many preventive and curative treatments are available to protect against Ebola. These treatments have enabled us to avoid already have thousands of dead, "said the Congolese Minister of Health, Dr. Ilunga Oly Kalenga.
"Since the beginning of the vaccination August 8, 2018, 38,018 people were vaccinated," the Ministry of Health.
"This is the community to decide to stop the spread of this scourge, engaging and respecting preventive measures," according to Dr. Ilunga Oly Kalenga.
"The teams on the ground are often faced with difficult situations. The numerous incidents, including physical and verbal abuse, are often caused by hostile youth groups to the response activities "to the epidemic, deplored Thursday his ministry.
Source : afriquemedia