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WHO: Ebola epidemic in Congo will last six months in Congo


Ebola's worst epidemic in Congo, which claimed over 200 lives, is expected by the World Health Organization (WHO) until the middle of next year. The report said today (Reuters). Bleeding fever is transmitted mainly in unofficial treatment facilities, said epidemiologist Peter Salameh.

The work of the World Health Organization at the epicenter of infectious diseases in the eastern part of the country is being affected by many mobile populations, anxiety caused by two armed groups and the spread of diseases in unofficial treatment facilities, Salameh said. In the northern province of Kivu, where a pandemic broke out, 333 cases of this disease have been reported.

One of the main causes of the spread of the disease is the existence of hundreds of treatment facilities that offer traditional and modern methods in the people, the province's metropolis. Half of the victims were reported in the provincial capital.

Unofficial treatment facilities are subject to no regulation, it is not established to diagnose fever bleeding, let alone treat it, Selma said. Many of them do not have running water. Patients usually require injections that are considered to be more effective, and needles are usually used again and again.

Not all patients, especially children, were diagnosed with malaria, which is initially almost identical to Ebola's, in an unregulated medical facility, according to the epidemiologist. It spreads through direct contact with the blood or bodily secretions of the infected. Viruses cause heat and internal and external bleeding, and diseases affect about half of the infected.

WHO: Ebola epidemic in Congo will last six months in Congo

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