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Ebola virus continues to spread



Doctors, 05.11.2018

Africa

GENEVA / CAMPAIGN. The life-threatening Ebola virus continues to spread in Central Africa in Congo and neighboring countries are alarming. Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said in Uganda at the weekend, 1600 assistants were vaccinated at health centers along the border.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola suspected cases were reported from South Sudan, Uganda and even Yemen. But in no case did not really have an Ebola infection.

Approximately 12 million people were tested at the border sites in Congo for the signs of Ebola. There were 14 suspected cases in which the virus was detected.

According to the Congo Ministry of Health, 250 people were infected from the beginning of August until the end of October and 35 of them were confronted with the Ebola virus. 81 patients recovered, 180 died.

WHO is warned by an increasing number of Congo cases. WHO boss Adhanom Ghebreyesus travels to Congo this week. He is also accompanied by the head of the UN peacekeeping mission Jean-Pierre Lacroix. (AP)

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