In the Congo, since the Ebola case about two months ago, 201 people have died as a result of the disease. So far, the Ebola virus has been confirmed in 291 cases, says the Congolese Ministry of Health on Saturday. More than 28,000 people have been vaccinated against the disease.
The recent causes of the dangerous hemorrhagic fever focus on the city of Beni and its surroundings in the troubled North Kivu province. There are a number of soldiers and rebellion groups active, making it difficult for assistants to visit patients quickly, insulate and contact their relatives. There is also a resistance to the vaccination – which has been characterized by government's lack of trust – resistance.
The Ebola virus is one of the most dangerous pathogens in the world, often causing massive internal fever and bleeding. In an epidemic in 2014/2015, more than 11,000 people died in West Africa. Infected people can transfer the virus easily.