The Congolese Health Ministry reported in the latest report that 201 people died and another 291 people were infected with bleeding events. The doctors have been able to inoculate about 25,000 people. However, the work is made difficult by armed people, says health minister Oly Ilung.
Congo has encountered an epidemic of ebola since 16 years since 1976, but for the first time it has occurred in a region that physicians compare with a war zone. Ilunga on Friday said it was the worst epidemic in the country's history. "Since arriving in the region, health professionals have encountered threats, physical attacks, repeated destruction of their equipment and kidnappings," the minister said no other infection in the world was as complicated as the current Ebola epidemic in Congo.
Ebola spreads through direct contact with blood or body exudates. Virus causes fever and both internal and external bleeding, diseases litter about half of those infected.