The latest ebolaepidemia in Congo has claimed more than 200 people. Half of them come from the Beni town, the capital of the province of North Kivu, where some 800,000 people live. Referring to the local authorities, the BBC's news server announced it.
The Congolese Ministry of Health announced in its most recent report that 201 people died and 291 people were infected with bleeding. Healthcare workers have been able to transfer about 25,000 people so far. 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.
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