Congolese health authorities announced on Monday a total of 186 deaths due to the Ebola epidemic affecting the east.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Congolese Ministry of Health said, "We found a young girl living in Beni and a newborn baby two weeks old."
The baby and her mother were admitted to a specialist center in the Benny region, where authorities prevented the disease from progressing and provided medical care. According to this bulletin, 88 patients were recovered. A total of 298 hemorrhagic fevers were reported in this area.
– Ministry of Health DRC (@MinSanteRDC) November 6, 2018
Next Visit by WHO Director
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Secretary General of the World Health Organization and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Secretary General of the World Health Organization Peacekeeping Operations
The United Nations should make a joint visit to the DRC from November 5 to 9, said Florence Marchal, spokesman for the United Nations mission to the DRC.
The "Ebola center" visit will allow the two leaders to reconsider their efforts to face an epidemic in Benny's North Kivu and to "take joint action" with the disease, she said. Add.
Risk of virus #Ebola Its infectivity and its propagation speed. Therefore, the first step is to isolate the patient from the beginning of the first symptom. Together with immunization, this is the only way to prevent transmission of the virus. pic.twitter.com/AL4rZkWmkF
– Ministry of Health DRC (@MinSanteRDC) November 5, 2018
The tenth epidemic
On October 30, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution unanimously urging all actors to fight this disease. In mid-October, the Congolese authorities declared they were facing a "second wave" epidemic.
This is the tenth Ebola outbreak in DRC. The first case was reported in 1976 in Yarmuku, northeast of the DRC, with a total of 318 deaths and 224 deaths.