Wednesday , September 22 2021

The Ebola virus in the DRC kills more than 200 people

The tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has infected 326 people since August.

Since the outbreak of the tenth Ebola outbreak in early August, 200 deaths have been cut since the Democratic Republic of Congo. "The cumulative incidence is 326, of which 291 are confirmed and 35 are possible. Overall, there were 201 deaths," and "98 cases have been cured," the Congolese Health Ministry's bulletin from Saturday says.

Tenth epidemic

On the previous day, the toll was "319 cases and 198 deaths" recorded in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, exceeding the Jambuchu epidemic registered in DRC in 1976 (318 cases and 224 deaths) in the province of Ecuador.

The tenth epidemic of Ebola began on August 1 in Manzan, North Kivu province. The epicenter of the Epidemic quickly moved to Ben, the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel and many other armed groups operating in the east of the DRC.

Armed Groups Attacks

On Friday, the head of the UN peacekeepers called on these armed groups not to limit their efforts to fight the Ebola virus in that part of the country after the end of the joint visit with the WHO Director-General.

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In a special report on Friday, Dr Oli Ilunga, the Congolese Minister of Health, said: "In the Beni region (North Kivu region), no other epidemic in the world has been as complicated as the one we are currently living in."

The teams responsible for taking reaction measures "have faced threats, physical attacks, the re-destruction and abduction of equipment," he said. "Two of our colleagues in the Rapid Response Medical Unit have even lost their lives in the attack."

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