The second largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a large city in eastern Congo, because health professionals are concerned that an experimental vaccine will not go against the seemingly endless outbreak of an outbreak.
With over one million inhabitants, Butembo now reports fatal haemorrhagic fever. Thus, in some isolated villages, the Ebola enclosure, which has been made almost impossible to monitor the virus, is threatened by insurgent attacks elsewhere, making it harder to work.
Çok We're very worried about the epidemiological situation in the Butembo area, endiş says John Johnson, project coordinator with Unlimited Physicians in the city. New cases are rising rapidly in the eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated areas, said the medical benevolence.
The August epidemic is now the second for a devastating West African outbreak that killed more than 11,300 people a few years ago. Congo's health ministry said Thursday that there are now 473 cases of Ebola.
According to the health ministry, more than 41,000 people have been vaccinated without the teams so far, this outbreak can see more than 10,000 cases of Ebola.
This is the largest distribution of the promising but nevertheless experimental Ebola vaccine of Merck. The company is holding a stock of 300,000 doses and takes months to prepare them.
The emergency director of WHO . We are extremely concerned about the size of the vaccine stockpile,. Peter Salama told the STAT media establishment this week in an interview, saying that 300,000 doses were not enough, as the outbreaks of urban Ebola became more common.
Health workers, the contacts and contacts of the Ebola victims were met with the ı ring grafting larda approach of the vaccine, but in some cases were presented to all inhabitants of the communities that were difficult to access. He expressed concern about the possibility of a massive vaccination in a big city like Butembo. The salama approach is described as "highly practical".
A WHO spokesperson said that overdoses come almost every week, providing enough supplies for the vaccine. "No vaccine supply has been interrupted so far," Tarik Jasarevic said in an e-mail sent to Associated Press. Said. "Merck is actively working to ensure that there are sufficient doses available to meet the potential demand."
This Ebola epidemic is not like anything else to prevent rebel groups from pausing for days on a log with deadly attacks. Some allies, the health workers, fight against the victims of Ebola victims in a region that had never seen the virus before, or against the burial of safe.
Minister of Health Oly Ilunga told reporters Wednesday that Kalenga told reporters that "a ridiculous population" regularly destroyed medical equipment and attacked the workers.
The Ebola virus spreads through the body fluids of those infected, including the dead.
In an assessment published on Wednesday, the World Health Organization said the "serious and unpredictable" outbreak. Nine health districts reported new cases last week, and some are unrelated to the known victims; this means that the gaps in the monitoring area remain in an area with a dense and highly mobile population.
Thousands of people from the Red Cross communities and others were organized to go to rumors spreading from home to home and to check the possible contacts of the victims.
The regional director of the International Federation of African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, this week, participated in an awareness-raising campaign at the epicenter base Me.
The head of a family thanked him for face-to-face communication, that he did not have a radio and did not understand what had happened. Another calm, "Ignorance is the enemy," he said.
Given the years of conflict in East Congo, it is important for households to trust why health workers are there, Nafo-Traore told AP.
He called the mistrust umut very worrying “and said” there is great hope, lar including new tools and vaccines.