KINSHASA, DRC – Ebola eruption in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has led to 164 deaths, the health authorities…
Ebola eruption in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has led to 164 deaths, the health authorities said.
In mid-October, the Congolese authorities said they faced a “second wave” of the outbreak of Beni, a city in northern Kivu near the Uganda border.
The epicenter had previously been focused on Mangina, a city about 20 kilometers from Beni.
A total of 257 cases were registered in the region, of which 222 were confirmed and 35 were likely, since the beginning of the outbreak in early August, the Congolese Ministry of Health said in a bulletin dated Friday.
On October 17, the World Health Organization said the death fee was 139, although it is said that the outbreak was not yet deserved to be labeled as a global health situation.
The second wave of the fatal virus has been attributed to society’s resistance to actions already taken to deal with the disease.
On Thursday, about 1,000 students marched through the streets of Beni to launch a campaign to combat Ebola.
Since a vaccination program began on August 8, more than 22,000 people have been inoculated, of which about 11,000 were in Beni, the Ministry of Health said.
An Ebola treatment center in the city now has more than 60 beds, allow it.
The latest eruption is the 10th in the DRC since Ebola was first discovered there in 1976.