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Ebola epidemic in Eastern DRC has already died 181 – Currently


In the previous update, October 28, the WHO, in connection with the DRD Health Ministry, killed 174 people as a result of infection, most of the North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Record continues to show a growth trend in Ebola's deaths in DR Congo, with prevalence in the 35-44 age range among men and 15-24 years in women.

On October 7, the statistics were 115 dead, while September 15 the same month, the number increased to 139 and to 155 a week later.

More than 250 confirmed cases

As of Thursday, the number of contamination cases with the Ebola virus has also risen to 287, of which 252 were confirmed and likely.

This epidemic was observed in Mangina, in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which stretched near the border with Uganda in Beni, an area of ​​the armed group ADF as multiplied attacks on civilians, which complicated health protection.

In recent months, the UN has been concerned about the risk of spreading the epidemic to Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, and the Security Council resolution last week called on these African countries to strengthen the operational ability to fight the disease, in full cooperation with the WHO.

RDCongo was fought nine times by Ebola after the first appearance of the virus in 1976, which is transmitted through physical contact through contaminated body fluids and causes hemorrhagic fever.

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