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Epidemic in the Congo: More than 1000 Deaths due to Ebola

The Congo gets the Ebola epidemic in the handle. Since August, more than 1000 people died according to official figures. Helper to make the precarious security situation.

By the recent Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, came after the official duties are already more than 1000 people were killed. Since last August, when the first cases were known, had been reported 1008 cases of death, informed the Ministry of health in Kinshasa.

attacks on the helper

It is already the tenth outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, since the Ebola in 1976 in the Central African country was discovered. Because there is in the affected Region again and again, attacks by armed rebels, the fight against the highly contagious viral disease particularly difficult. Doctors and assistants can achieve Infected is often difficult. Multiple treatment centers were attacked.

The world health organization (WHO) fears also for this reason, a further spread of Ebola. "We have to do it with a difficult and unpredictable Situation", - said the head of the WHO emergency programmes, Michael Ryan, in Geneva. He spoke of 119 attacks since January. 85 helper had been injured or killed. That progress would be made by such attacks to nothing.

Michael Ryan, head of the WHO emergency programmes,
speaks of an "unpredictable Situation".

"the fight against Ebola depoliticize"

Apart from the rebels, there is also "political manipulations", so that the Public does not cooperate in the fight against Ebola, criticized Ryan. He expected, therefore, with a "continuous, intense Transmission". The government and the Opposition need to come together, to depoliticize the fight against Ebola. "The disaster must not be exploited to fan the flames of conflict". The government in Kinshasa, said that since August more than 100,000 people had been vaccinated.

so Far, the WHO has not classified the current Ebola epidemic in the Congo as an international emergency. The most recent eruption is considered to be consequences of the most serious since the epidemic by the end of 2013, as several West African countries were affected. In the following months, more than 11,000 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to experts at the Virus.

Ebola is fear to combat, 26.01.2019 Atlas |democratic Republic of the Congo |Kinshasa

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