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Ebola: at least 300 likely deaths in all cases in the Congo World | Africa

Kinshasa Deaths likely due to the cause of Ebola in the north east of Democratic Republic of the Congo (TheRDC) is now 303, and 255 of them have been confirmed in the lab, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.

In a report that was published late yesterday with data until December 12, authorities indicate that the total number of cases is 515, and 467 are confirmed in laboratory tests and 48 are likely.

Since last August 8, when vaccinations with the experimental rVSV-ZEBOV treatment began, 45,647 people have been infected, mainly in the cities of Mabalako, Beni (Kivu North capital), Katwa and Butembo, according to latest figures from the Ministry of Health.

Thanks to the treatments, 179 have managed to overcome the disease and have immunity.

The Ministry of Health also said that a baby only a month and a half went out of hospital on Wednesday being improved by Ebola, a disease that was being treated since he was 6 days old and was going with the treatment center from her parents, survivors of the disease.

This is the first time that Ebola, an extremely infectious disease, affects conflict territory and there are dozens of people fleeing daily.

More than one hundred armed groups operate in areas affected by Ebola, where attacks by Uganda rebels, for example, have worsened in recent months, causing dozens of deaths and thousands of people displaced , who stopped the vaccination campaign.

The objection and disagreement on behalf of the local population, which have already been traumatized by violence, is one of the worst of the poorest enemies, with falsities and sediments ; n means that Ebola will not affect those who affect the treatment centers in time.

The first cause, the most deadly DRC and second largest in the world, was released on August 1st and affects two of the most troubled provinces by violence in the country, North Kivu to Ituri.

This is the second case declared in 2018 in the DRC – only eight days after the health minister, Oly Ilunga, announced the end of the previous epidemic in the west of the country – and the worst in history the DRC in relation to the number of infections and deaths.

The most boring cases were revealed worldwide in March 2014, with cases that date back to December 2013 in Guinea Conakri, a country that has expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Almost two years later, in January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of this epidemic, where 11,300 people died and more than 28,500 people had been infected, figures that could be After this UN agency is conservative.

The Ebola virus is transmitted by direct contact with contaminated blood and body fluid, which causes hemorrhagic fever and can reach a 90% mortality rate if it is not treated in time.

Source: EFE

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