Tuesday , August 9 2022

More than 200 deaths from Ebola in Congo


In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), since August, 201 people have died from Ebola. The AFP reported on the basis of the Congolese Minister of Health. During this epidemic of the virus, between 291 and 326 people became ill.

Also read: Violence and political unrest are preventing the struggle against ebola in the Congo.

There is an Ebola epidemic in the tent since 1976 and second in this year. Pest control efforts are hampered by violence and political unrest in different regions. The head of the UN security personnel called on Friday to avoid obstruction after a visit from the Director-General of the World Health Organization. He focused on the armed groups active in the east of the country.

Response activities carried out by the teams "threats, physical assaults, equipment destroyed repeatedly and faced with kidnappings," he said. "Two of our colleagues in the emergency room were killed in an attack." There has been a vaccine for Ebola since this year. More than 11,000 Congolese have been vaccinated in high-risk areas.

North Congo

The northeast of Congo is a conflict zone where various armed groups contradict each other. One of the most important cities in northern Kivu province, and the center of the outbreak in September, after an attack in September, the aid activities were stopped for several days.

Insecurity is a difficult factor in the struggle. Some Congolese think that treatment centers are directed at organ trafficking, and an employee of the Red Cross has already said. NRC. The thick clothing worn by emergency workers to prevent infections further increases the suspicion. As a result, some people refuse to come to treatment centers and sometimes even escape and cause the virus to spread further.

Without a vaccine or treatment, the chance of an infected person dying from an Ebola virus is 90 percent. Contamination occurs through contact with the body fluids of someone who suffers from disease. Patients who suffer from sudden fever, muscle pain and weakness (dry phase), then weaken vomiting, diarrhea, rash, liver and kidney function, and sometimes have to deal with bleeding (wet phase & # 39;) It will remain.

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