According to Reuters, more than 300 cases have been confirmed, a hemorrhagic fever that already kills 198 people in North Kivu and the provinces of Ituri. In these areas, the intervention of medical staff was hampered by the armed attacks and resistance of the residents, which led to an increased number of deaths.
Over the years, since Ebbla was discovered in 1976, there have been 10 epidemics in the Congo, but today is considered the worst.
Director of the World Health Organization said the key issues are people's security and distrust.
"When an attack occurs, the whole function is blocked, so we postpone the intervention, and when the intervention is postponed, our virus is promoted in two ways: we lose the number of cases and the history of vaccination […] and new cases arise from the inability to vaccinate people, "he said.
In addition, according to the WHO forecasts, cases will continue to multiply if no urgent action is taken.
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease in most cases, affecting humans and primates (monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas). In 2014-2015, an Ebola epidemic affected the entire African continent, killing over 10,000 people. In 2016, the end of the epidemic was officially recorded, but there are still epidemic outbreaks such as the Congo.