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Ebola eruptions in the Republic of Congo cause almost 200 deaths


It will be the worst eruption of the virus since its discovery in 1976, when the disease was quickly controlled by quarantine quarantine isolation.

The recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has caused the deaths of nearly 200 people so far, which is the worst since its discovery in 1976.

The Congolese Health Minister, Oly Ilunga, reported Sunday that since August 1, when the new outbreak of the virulent disease was discovered in the city of Mangina, in the province of North Kivu, 319 cases have been confirmed. as 198 passes away.

"Almost half of the victims were from Beni, a city with 800,000 inhabitants in the northern Kivu region," said the health official in a statement about the Ebola eruption update, a disease that is often fatal.

Of the totally confirmed cases, 97 were cured. The others were hospitalized at the various Ebola treatment centers, according to a report by Radio Okapi.

Seven new cases have also been confirmed, including three in the city of Beni, two in Butembo and one in Kyondo, as in Vuhovi.

Ilunga mentioned that the vaccination program against Ebola has so far grafted about 25,000 people, although he acknowledged that the authorities' efforts to contain evil have been hampered by attacks on medical personnel.

"The World Health Organization (WHO) and healthcare professionals are trying to contain an outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus in the DRC, but the conflict in the country prevents these efforts," he said.

The current outburst is the tenth that the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Ziare) suffered and worst since its appearance in a remote part of 1976, when the rare disease was quickly controlled with isolation of patients as quarantines.

Ebola virus, a serious and acute disease, often fatal if left untreated, has an average mortality rate of about 50 percent and can be transmitted by contact with blood or body fluids in infected animals (usually monkeys or fruit flakes).

Symptoms of the disease usually start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus, with the presence of fever, muscles, throat and headache, then continue nausea, vomiting and diarrhea together with hepatic insufficiency. and renal, and finally the patient suffers from hemorrhagic complications.



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