"Despite the fact that we are just now seeing the second largest ebolautbrottet so far, the situation is far better than the large outbreak in west africa 2014. It says Helena Nordenstedt, physician and researcher in global health at the Karolinska institute."
"the world health Organization's (WHO) latest figures on the ongoing ebolautbrottet in the Congo-Kinshasa shows at 543 determined cases, as well as 48 additional suspects. And the outbreak is not yet under control."
"– that's because It is an extremely unsafe neighborhood, " says Helena Nordenstedt."
"It was in August as it became clear that ebola has broken out in North-Kivu, a province in Congo-Kinshasa. The violence in the area come and go and it can be difficult to identify infected then the roads can be unsafe considering the rebel groups. In december attacked a vårdcenter for ebola, and 24 patients had to flee in the commotion."
"in Spite of this, the situation is far better than when ebola broke out in west africa in 2014 with over 28 000 cases," says Helena Nordenstedt, who was himself on the spot for Doctors without borders in both Liberia and Guinea."
"She says that the world has learned very much about ebola since then, and to compare the current work in the Congo-Kinshasa with when she came to Liberia in 2014:
" It was an incredible amount of patients and the efforts didn't work. Now, the WHO has a much stronger presence and cooperation in the efforts is much better."
"– in Addition, the congolese authorities great experience of fighting ebolautbrott ago in the past."
"Less hazardous in Sweden"
"According to the Helena Nordenstedt, there are a number of pieces of the puzzle that must be in place when ebola breaks out, including a vaccine that is offered within the context of a clinical trial."
"– But you must also be able to provide care with ebolacenter, you need to be able to bury those who died of ebola without it spreading further, and you have to track down everyone who has been in contact with a ebolasmittad and follow up on them daily for 21 days, " she says."
"Despite the indulging in alarmism headlines about ebolautbrott it is not a particularly contagious disease and according to Helena Nordenstedt, it would be less dangerous, here in Sweden, with access to modern medical care."
"– But in west africa and the Congo, it is so that around half of those infected do not survive the disease, " she says."
"In march 2014, noted an outbreak of ebola in west africa. The hardest hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and the world health organization classified the outbreak as an international threat to human health."
"the health service on the site survived for a long time not by the situation on their own. After the great efforts of the affected countries, nongovernmental organizations, and WHO succeeded in controlling the outbreak and 29 march 2016 declared the WHO that it was over. Had a total of 28 603 people were infected and 11 301 death related to ebolautbrottet in west africa."
"the Outbreak is by far the most extensive coverage, in terms of number of cases, since the virus was identified in the mid-1970s."