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The emergence of the Ebola Republic of Congo is already in second place



du Ebola occurrence in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) It's already the second largest in historywhen you arrive 426 cases, According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Health of the Congress.

Epidemic, He was appointed on August 1st It has also affected the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri 245 deaths (198 labs and 47 tests confirmed), as of the current official data from November 28.

From 426 cases, 379 laboratory tests have been confirmedMeanwhile 47 are considered likely.

DRC occurrence It has passed over Uganda from 2000 to 2001, which ones were considered 425 cases and 224 deathsGuinea Conakri is behind an epidemic in 2014, since it opened in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

du World Health Organization (WHO) In January 2016 the epidemic ended, with 11,300 deaths and more than 28,500 cases registered, according to the United Nations, although these figures were conservatives.

"The occurrence of the Republican Ebola is now historically the second. A sad blow, the family losing too loved "he said Peter Salama, Deputy Director General of Emergency Training and Response to WHO, on the latest Thursday's Twitter social network account.

Salama assured the UN agency and partners "It will continue to support DRC's Ministry of Health to do everything that you want to end the occurrence ".

This epidemic epidemic It was the most serious part of DRC history As regards the number of cases, The record of 318 infections registered in 1976 exceeded In the first appearance of the Yambukuren virus, in the Northeast Province of Ecuador.

Similarly, the Ebola epidemic is the epicenter that is the first time in the area of ​​conflict, because hundreds of armed groups operate and thousands of people who are in contact with the virus every day are also confined to the health and safety of occupational health workers.

Ebola virus is transmitted directly to the contaminated blood and body fluids and is a more advanced and virulent process. 90% death rate.


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