Attackers stormed a hospital in the epicenter of the Congo, eradicating the outbreak of Ebola and a lover of colleagues, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday when he condemned the recent violence against the health of workers trying to keep the viruses.
"We are outraged," said WHO Director General Teodos Agamemnon Géburius after the attack on Friday in Butebbo, a city in the eastern Congo.
The world's answer to the second most deadly outbreak of Ebola in history, however, was through a series of lethal attacks on Butebbo health centers and other places that have disrupted medical care and vaccination efforts, which has led to an increase in the number of new cases of Ebola in the growing African state. nation.
The workers' health was killed. Richard Valery Muzko Kibung, an epidemiologist, WHO statement. The Congolese Ministry of Health and the driver were injured, a separate statement from the Special Representative of the Secretary General of U.N. in Congo.
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Deputy Mayor of Butebos Patrik Kambale Cicco said Kibung was from Cameroon and made a militia for the attack. He said the militia mistakenly believed foreigners had brought the disease to them in Congo.
According to crime scene witnesses, these militias all foreigners like to go home because they think Ebola does not exist in Butembo, Cicho said. They said they would continue if these emigrants did not return as soon as possible.
police watch the attackers, said Cico.
The Congolese Ministry of Health confirmed the attack on the Graben Catholic University Hospital. Assistance Group, the International Rescue Committee, said the hospital had been kept, only patients without Ebola and many of them escaped during the attacks.
Dozens of rebel groups are operating in the Eastern Congo. It has also traumatized some resistance of the community against the efforts to mitigate Ebola, distrustful to the region, which have never been erupted.
Ebola can spread rapidly and can be fatal in 90 cases. Hemorrhagic fever usually spreads through close contact with body fluids in people who have symptoms or with objects such as contaminated leaves.
Health Minister Olli Ylunga said in a tweet that local and international health workers are boldly fighting the virus, sometimes at the expense of their lives.
The attack came three days after President Felix Thysekedi visited the Ebola outbreak area, pledging more military and police protection to workers' health and asking residents for their cooperation. The president hopes to see the outbreak of the disease in less than three months, although some health experts believe it can take much longer.
Robert Quing, Senior Vice President for Emergency with the International Rescue Committee, predicts that it may take at least another year to stop the eruption without significant change in community engagement and understanding. He said such attacks on workers' health are more common.
This month, it can be seen that the highest rate of ebola transmission is still, said the kitchen, adding that the trajectory of this outbreak is worrying.
Since the Ebola outbreak in Congo was announced in August, there were more than 1300 confirmed and likely cases, including 843 dead, the health ministry said on Thursday.
More than 102,000 people have an experimental but effective vaccine against Ebola.
Anna reports from Johannesburg.
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Date Updated: April 22, 2019 01:42