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The second most serious Ebola outbreak in the history

In the East of the Congo are suffering, according to the world health organization, WHO, meanwhile, more than 600 people to the life-threatening Ebola Virus. Of which 560 cases were confirmed, the other 48 probably, informed the WHO in Geneva on Friday.

365 people have died since the outbreak in August, including 18 helpers. The majority of new cases occurred in cities and peri-urban areas in the North-East of the country. The containment of the haemorrhagic fever in the province of North Kivu is particularly difficult, because in the raw materials area, several armed groups are active.

unrest hampering vaccinations

The world health organization (WHO), this is now the second worst Ebola outbreak in history. In the case of the most serious Ebola epidemic in West Africa, more than 11'000 people came 2014/2015 killed.

According to WHO, efforts to prevent further Ebola spread were also affected by the bloody protests against the presidential election last Sunday. Demonstrators had protested against the delay in their vote, and among other things, a hospital in the town of Beni attacked.

Thus, you have can from time to time to perform, less vaccinations, said the WHO. The health organisation was also worried that further unrest could make the country progress in the fight against the life-threatening fever to nothing.

Ebola suspected in Sweden

Sweden Also had been reported in a patient with suspected Ebola. The Person had been treated in the clinic for infectious diseases of the University hospital of Uppsala, and informed the health authorities on Friday.

in the evening the test results were: The authorities give the all-clear. The man did not suffer from Ebola. What kind of disease the man has, remained open in the first place. The young man is also suffering from yellow fever or dengue fever. They were also the Marburg Virus, and rift valley fever. "We are now waiting for the result of the analysis to other diseases." (anf/sda)

Created: 04.01.2019, 21:56 PM

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