Monday , May 16 2022

Congo, most Ebola epidemic broke out in the history of the country


According to Reuters, more than 300 cases have been confirmed, hemorrhagic fever has already killed 198 people in northern provinces of Kivu and Ituri. In these areas, the intervention of medical personnel intervened in armed attacks and resistance by residents, which led to an increase in the number of deaths.

Over the years, since 1976, when Ebola was discovered, there were 10 such epidemics in the Congo, but the current is considered the worst.

The Director of the World Health Organization said that the main issues are the security and mistrust of people.

"When an attack occurs, the whole operation is blocked, so we reject the intervention, and when the intervention is rejected, the virus takes us forward in two ways: we lose the number of cases and the history of vaccines […] And new cases arise from the inability to vaccinate people, "he said.

In addition, according to WHO forecasts, cases will continue to proliferate if not take urgent action.

Ebola is a rare and deadly disease in most cases affecting humans and primates (monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas). In 2014-2015, the Ebola epidemic affected the entire African continent, killing more than 10,000 people. In 2016, the end of the epidemic was officially recorded, but outbreaks of pollution such as this in the Congo continue to exist.

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