Tuesday , July 27 2021

Ebola Epidemic Spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Ebola epidemic in the eastern part of DRC, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killed more than 200 people. The authorities confirmed that about 300 other Ebola cases have occurred since last August.

The DRC Ministry of Health said that half of the cases occurred in the US, 800,000 cities in northern Kivu.

The outbreak occurred in areas of conflict where dozens of armed groups worked. For this reason, relief agencies are forced to suspend or slow down rescue efforts.

"Our two partners were killed in an attack at RPMC Rapid Response Medical Unit," said Health Minister Oly Ilunga, the medical team who tried to overcome the outbreak.

Ebola was discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the tenth time since the epidemic was first known.

The World Health Organization warned that the virus could spread to neighboring countries, including Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

The medics actually have experience with the outbreaks of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They also have new tools to destroy the deadly virus. The new vaccine can also protect people in contact with Ebola victims and learn learning techniques as more and more people are infected.

However, the old problems still endeavored to overcome every epidemic. In other words, some people refuse to believe in the existence of Ebola virus and hide infected family members. Traditional funeral practices also pose risks. [em]

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