Sunday , May 16 2021

Loss of life increases in the Ebola epidemic in Kdc

The ebola epidemic, which began at the end of July in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (KDC), killed 163 people so far.

According to a statement from the KDC Ministry of Health, 319 cases of hemorrhagic fever were detected in the outbreak that began in the northern province of Kivu and then spread to the province of Ituri. 284 of them were found to carry an ebola virus.

So far, 163 people have died in the outbreak of the virus, 97 of whom have recovered.

In addition, there are more than 35 deadly cases among the 319 cases of hemorrhagic fever that have not been confirmed as a result of the ebola virus. Since the bodies of those who lost their lives with similar symptoms were buried without an autopsy, some causes of death could not be determined.

On the other hand, he was informed that the outbreak had spread to a village under the control of Mai-Mai armed group in Ituri province and that the medical teams negotiated with the village leaders to reach out to the patients.

26,000 people were vaccinated with 724 people during the campaign launched on August 8th.

On the other hand, the number of cases of hemorrhagic fever recorded in the recent ebola epidemic surpassed the number of cases in 1976, when the outbreak first appeared. In the first epidemic of ebola in 1976, 280 people died in 318 bleeding cases.

Ebola first appeared in the KDC in 1976 and in December 2013 it spread to West Africa. In 2014-2017 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, about 30,000 people have been infected with virus and more than 11,000 people have died.

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