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The current epidemic of the Ebola epidemic is the most difficult in Congo, according to the Ministry of Health last night. In the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, probably 198 people died. Altogether, there are 319 patients.
Measures to combat the outbreak are hampered by repeated attacks by armed groups on helpers and resistance in affected communities. Security is the biggest challenge, said Tedros Adhan Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), followed by mistrust.
In an attack, rescue operations would be stopped. "If the mission is stopped, the virus gets the benefit."
Since the discovery of Ebola in 1976, the Congo has already had ten outbreaks of its often fatal illness. Meanwhile, the rescue teams are trying to stop another vaccination spread. The worst epidemic from 2013 to 2016 has so far affected 28,000 people in West Africa.