Congo has killed 200 people two months ago after the outbreak of Ebola. At the same time, authorities have been vaccinating tens of thousands of people against the disease.
About 20 months after the outbreak of Ebola in Congo, 201 people have died. So far, the Ebola virus has been confirmed in 291 cases, said the Congolese Ministry of Health on Saturday night. More than 28,000 people have been vaccinated against the disease.
The recent outbreak of dangerous haemorrhagic foci focuses on Beni and its surroundings in the troubled North Kivu province. Several soldiers and rebel groups are active, making it difficult for the assistants to quickly visit, isolate and contact their relatives. Also resistance to vaccination – controlled by the government's lack of confidence – is resistance.
The Ebola virus is one of the most dangerous pathogens in the world, causing fever and often massive internal bleeding. During the 2014/2015 epidemic, more than 11,000 people died in West Africa. People infected can easily send the virus. (SDA)