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DRC reports the most stringent Ebola cases to date



The Ebola Brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most serious in the country's history with 319 positive and likely cases, the health ministry said late Friday.

It is believed that the bloody fever has killed 198 people in the northern Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks from armed groups and community resistance to health officers have complicated the response.

The DRC has suffered 10 Ebola's crisis since the virus was discovered near the river Ebola afonymous in 1976.

"The current epidemic is the worst in DRC history," said ministries spokesman Jessica Ilunga, told Reuters.

With more than 300 cases, the epidemic also runs as the third worst in the history of the continent, following the 2013-2016 cases in West Africa where more than 28,000 cases were confirmed and that cases in Uganda in 2000 included 425 cases.

Global Health Organization (WHO) general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday that the security represents the fundamental challenge of the epidemic, and then the lack of trust in the community. "When an assault, the operation is actually freezing, so we hold the surgery. And when the operation stops, the virus gets an advantage and affects us in two way, "he told reporters in Kinshasa.

"And one is still up on the load. Because when operations are stopped, there is always a bleak of vaccinations, or tracking a link. And the other, the second problem, is that more cases are being produced because we can not vaccinate them, "he said.

The confirmation of new cases has accelerated in the last month and the WHO's crisis committee in October said in October that the crisis would probably be aggravated if the response had not increased.

Reuters


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