The United Nations has today called for armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo to prevent the fight against Ebola, which has affected the country's volatile east since August. The tenth Ebola epidemic broke out on August 1 in Mangina, North Kivu province. The episode of the epidemic quickly changed to Benin, where the Democratic Forces of the Allies (ADF), Uganda rebels and many other local armed forces.
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In the region, 312 cases of bleeding were reported, of which 277 were confirmed and 35 were confirmed according to the latest report by the Congolese authorities, reporting 191 deaths. Medical assistance operations against Ebola have repeatedly been disrupted by armed attacks that have killed thousands and thousands of people around Ben and thousands of thousands of people. "My message to members of armed groups, including ADFs, is: beware, the virus does not make any difference between them, it does not make difference between the ADF and those who are not, are not part of it," said Under-Secretary of State for Peace, Jean- Pierre Lacroix.
Lacroix talked to reporters in Kinshasa after the joint mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General. Two officials traveled to Beni as part of the visit focusing on the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Northern Kivu. "It is really in everyone's interest to ensure that our colleagues are given access to foreign or Congolese Ebola," Lacroix said.
However, the UN Secretary-General noted that "interaction with certain groups has allowed access to certain villages belonging to Mai Mai". "With this access, people were infected with people, so it saved lives," he said. The first occurrence of Ebola Congolese Soil from 1976. The virus spreads physical contact to infecting body fluids and causes bleeding disorders.
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