Wednesday , October 20 2021

Ebola claimed more than 200 lives in Congo


The Congolese Ministry of Health reported in the latest report that 201 people died and 291 others were infected with hemorrhagic fever. Doctors have been able to vaccinate about 25,000 people. However, work hampers fighters, says Health Minister Oly Ilung.

Congo faces an ebola epidemic since the age of sixteen from 1976, but first appeared in an area where doctors compare to a war zone. Ilunga on Friday said it was the worst epidemic in the history of the country. "Since arriving in the area, health professionals have faced threats, physical attacks, repeated destruction of their equipment and kidnappings," the minister said, according to which no other infection in the world was as complex as the current Ebola epidemic in Congo.

Ebola spreads through direct contact with blood or body exudates. The virus causes fever and both internal and external hemorrhage, the diseases cover about half of the infected.

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