Saturday , January 16 2021

The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is tantamount to the worst in its history



The current deadly epidemic of the Ebola virus spreading through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the city of Butebbo, an important city with more than one million inhabitants, is the worst record of mortality in the country and the second worst of all history.

According to the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo, from August to December 7, 489 Ebola cases were reported and 280 people died.

At the same time, frequent attacks on armed groups in medical centers in North Kivu province to which the aforementioned city belongs are a huge obstacle to fighting the outbreak because they hamper doctors' attempts to keep the virus with an experimental vaccine.

On 29 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that the current outbreak faced by the DRC is the second largest in history, the second of the epidemic launched in Guinea-Conakry in 2013, it expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia and 11,300 people were killed and more than 28,500 were infected.


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