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The outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo is already the second largest in history



The The outbreak of Ebola has hit the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) it's already the second largest in historywhen you reach 426 things, according to the latest data released by the Congolese Ministry of Health.

Epidemic announced last August 1 August also in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri 245 deaths (198 approved in the laboratory and 47 possible), according to official data valid from November 28th.

Of the 426 cases 379 have been confirmed in laboratory testswhile 47 are considered possible.

DRC outbreak exceeded the number recorded in Uganda from 2000 to 2001in which they were listed 425 cases and 224 deaths, and this is just the epidemic announced in Guinea-Conakry in 2014, from where it was expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) It ended with an epidemic in January 2016 after 11,300 dead and more than 28,500 cases registered, although the UN agency acknowledged that these figures could be conservative.

"The outbreak of the Ebola in DRC is now the second largest ever. Bad blow, with too many families, loses to loved ones ", confirmed Peter Salama, Deputy Director-General of the WHO for Emergency and Emergency Responseon the last hour of Thursday in your social network Twitter account.

Salama confirmed that the UN agency and its partners "will continue to support the DRC Ministry of Health, shoulder to shoulder do all that is needed to stop the outbreak. "

This Ebola Epidemic it was already the worst history of the DRC for the number of cases exceeding the number of 318 infections recorded in 1976 the first outbreak of the virus in Yambuk, in the northwestern province of Ecuador.

Also, for the first time, the Epidemic's epidemic as the epicenter is a conflict zone with a hundred armed groups and thousands of people who might be faced with routine viral travel, which also limits the security of healthcare personnel and fieldwork.

Ebola virus is transmitted in direct contact with blood and contaminated body fluids, and it is more virulent, namely a progressive process until it is reached The mortality rate is 90 percent.


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