The Congolese Ministry of Health announced in its most recent report that 201 people died and 291 people were infected with bleeding. Doctors have been able to move about 25,000 people. Workers, however, make it difficult to work, says Minister of Health Oly Ilung.
Congolese has been exposed to the Ebola epidemic since 1976 at the age of sixteen, but for the first time, it has been born in an area comparable to doctors in the war zone. Ilunga said on Friday that it was the worst epidemic in the country's history. "Healthcare professionals have been forced to enter the area against threats, physical attacks, repeated destruction and kidnapping of equipment," said the minister, saying that any other infection in the world is not as complicated as the current Ebola Congo epidemic.
Ebola spreads in direct contact with blood or physical secretions. The virus causes fever and both internal and external bleeding, about half of the infected people are infected.