In this photo, a health worker from the World Health Organization prepares to vaccinate Ebola in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Epidemic of the DRC Ebola expands at its highest speed but eight months after it was first opened, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday
. Each of the past two weeks has recorded a record number of new cases which marked a sharp hurdle for efforts to respond to the second largest outbreak, as militia violence and community resistance have impeded access to the affected areas.
MEASUREMENTS IN THE USA Less than three weeks ago, the WHO said the outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has been curtailed and can be halted by September, noting that the number of cases a week has halved from the previous year to around 25.
However, the number of cases reached a record 57 in the following week, and then jumped to 72 last week, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeyer said. Previous jumps of about 50 cases a week were documented in late January and mid-November.
More alarming is that about three-quarters of Ebola deaths last week have become outside treatment centers, according to data from the Congolese Ministry of Health, which means that there are people infected without access to response measures, "Lindmayer told Reuters.
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19659006] It is believed that the current outbreak killed 676 people and infected 406 others. A further 331 patients recovered.
In the last two months, five Ebola centers have been attacked, some of them armed militiamen. This has led the French medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to cease operations in two of the most affected areas.
Another challenge is the mistrust of the first respondents. A study last September by The Lancet Medical Magazine found that a quarter of people who had taken samples from two Ebola hot spots did not believe the disease was real.
Lindmayer said the new approaches to the community show signs of progress and that some of the previous hostile
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A treatment center that ended in February after having been burned by unknown attackers, was reopened last week.
More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for 2013-2016. Since then, health authorities have worked to speed up their responses and have deployed experimental vaccines and treatments, both of which are considered effective.