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WHO fully resumes the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo – in society



Geneva, November 19. / Tass /. The fight against the disease caused by the Ebola virus (BVVE) was restored in full to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after being relieved of the scale of operations in Benin on Saturday for security reasons. It was announced on Sunday evening by the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva headquarters.

On Saturday, in order to prevent the spread of Ebola, the busi part of the city of Bani was partially offset by the delivery of shells to the WHO Residential Building on Friday. The body was not exploded, however, 16 officers were evacuated to the city of Goma. "The vaccination is suspended and the operation center is closed," the WHO says. At the same time, treatment centers managed by the WHO partners continued to work.

Outside Ben's city, the fight against BVVE continued as usual. "On Sunday, all activities were resumed, including vaccination," the statement said. "The WHO will continue to work alongside the DRC Ministry of Health and our partners to end the outbreak of Ebola," said Aden Gebreyesus, Director General of Tedros. He regretted the "constant security threat" to staff involved in the fight against the spread of the disease.

Since late July, 366 people have been ill from the 18th of November in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the DRC. In 319 cases, the presence of the Ebola virus was confirmed by laboratory tests. 214 people died, 31953 people were vaccinated.

The current outbreak of the SWVE in the DRC is already tenth. On 28 July, the health authorities of North Kivu informed the Ministry of Public Health about possible illnesses and deaths in the Mangin Province. Subsequent studies confirmed that in four cases we are talking about BVVE, which the WHO told the WHO on August 1, and on 7 August it became known that the outbreak was caused by a strain of the Zaire virus, which causes particularly high mortality. During the BVVE epidemic, mortality was found to be between 25% and 90%.

Ebola is transmitted to humans from wild animals and then spread to humans. The first symptoms of the disease are sudden fever, muscle aches, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, kidney and liver problems, and in some cases internal and external bleeding.


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