Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Healthhttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/More than 1,000 cases of Ebola were reported in an outbreak
More than 1,000 cases of Ebola were reported in an outbreak
The number of confirmed cases was 1,009, of which 944 were confirmed and 65 probable, with an epidemic starting in August. The number of deaths is 629 – 564, confirmed by Ebola and 65 probable.
This is the second most deadly and second-biggest epic outbreak in history, hovering only one in West Africa in 2014, when the disease killed more than 11,000 people, according to the World Health Organization.
words like "cases" and "constraints" to be scientific, but behind every issue is a person, a family and a community that suffers, "said Dr Tedros Agnanm Ghebriyies, WHO Director General in a statement Saturday. "This epidemic has lasted too long."
Last week, the WHO reported an increase in the weekly percentage of confirmed Ebola cases after several weeks of decline. security, including recent direct attacks on centers for the cure and pockets of mistrust in the community "as a cause of the crash
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So far, cases of Ebola have not spread outside the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the DRC, nor have passed international borders, according to WHO. It has been reported that more than 96,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola in the DRC, along with health workers in Uganda and South Sudan. More than 90% of those who are entitled to vaccination accept it, according to the WHO.
"When we complain about lost lives, we also have to acknowledge that thousands of people have been protected from this terrible disease," said Dr. Mathesidis Moeti. , WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a statement. "We are working in extremely difficult circumstances, but thanks to the donors' support and the efforts of the Ministry of Health, the WHO and the partners, we have saved thousands of lives." McCluskey contributed to this report.