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The Ebola virus kills more than 200 people in the DRC


The tenth case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has infected 326 people since August.

200 mile deaths were trampled in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of the tenth Ebola case in August. "The cumulative number of cases is 326, 291 of which are confirmed and 35 are likely. In general, there were 201 deaths" and "98 cases are being improved," said the Congolese Ministry of Health bulletin dated Saturday.

Tenth epidemic

The previous day, the doll was "319 cases and 198 deaths" recorded in the North Kivu and Ituri province, more than that of the first epidemic recorded in the DRC in 1976 in Yambuku (318 cases and 224 deaths), in the province of Ecuador.

The tenth Ebola epidemic began on August 1 in Mangina, the province of North Kivu. The epidemic of the epidemic rapidly moved to Beni, the home of the Uganda League Democratic Forces rebels (ADF) and many other armed groups working in the eastern DRC.

Assaults by armed groups

On Friday, the UN chief of peace called on these armed groups not to stop attempts to fight the Ebola virus in this part of the country at the end of a joint visit with the WHO Director General.

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In a special message on Friday, Health Minister Congolese, Dr Oly Ilunga, said "there is no other epidemic in the world that has been as complicated as we are currently living" in the Beni region (North Kivu ).

The teams responsible for holding the response activities "have faced threats, physical assault, destruction and repeat tools, and kidnapped," he said. "Two colleagues in the Rapid Response Medical Unit have even lost their lives in an attack."

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