The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCC) Has estimated at 280 the number of probable deaths due to the Ebola outbreak In the northeast of the country, according to the latest data released this Sunday by this agency, a figure that already equals the Deadliest outbreak in his story.
In a report published with figures until December 7, the authorities indicate that the total number of cases is 489, of which 441 are confirmed in laboratory tests and 48 are probable.
This epidemic has been the most striking in the history of the Dr., which is found in the Yambuku region, in the north of the country, At the end of August 1976 and held the first registered Ebola outbreak.
A person who died from Ebola was taken by medical teams (AFP).
With a mortality rate of almost 90%, on this occasion 280 people died from the 318 cases that occurred because of the virus.
The current epidemic is also the second largest in the world in terms of number of cases, Surprised the registered in Uganda between 2000 and 2001, in which 425 cases and 224 deaths were counted, and just behind that declared in 2014 in Guina Conakri, from where it was expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The outbreak was declared on August 1 in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, though the control of the epidemic has suffered from The refusal of some churches to obtain treatment and insecurity in the area where SOTED armed groups work.
The volunteers who raise the Ebola dead (AFP) from the streets.
This is the second outbreak known in 2018 in the DRC (only eight days after the Congolese Health Minister, Ol Yelta, advocated the end of the previous epidemic in the West of the country) The worst in the history of DRC in association with the number of infections.
Since last August 8, when the vaccinations began, More than 42,000 people were inoculated, In its majority, in the cities of Magalaco, Benny, Mandima, Katva and Butembo, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health.
The Ebola virus is transmitted by direct contact with blood and contaminated body fluids, are hemorrhagic fever and can achieve a mortality rate of 90%.
The epidemic is also the second largest in the world in cases of EFE.
The most devastating global outbreak was declared in March 2014, With cases that go back to December 2013 in Guinea Conakri, the country of which it expanded to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Almost two years later, in January 2016, those who declared the end of the epidemic, in which 11,300 people have died and more than 28,500 were infected, figures that, according to the UN agency, could be conservative.