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UN agencies are working to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo



January 30, 2019, 17:04United Nations, January 30 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of the epidemic in the DRC, the second largest in history, is currently occupied by several UN agencies working together to suppress the epidemic.

According to UN Secretary General Stéphana Dujarica, it was six months since the beginning of the latest outbreak in the DRC, the largest since the outbreak of the outbreak in West Africa in 2014.

According to Unicef, more than 740 Congolese infected with this virus and 30% of the children were affected. To date, 460 died and 258 were able to survive.

Unicef, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN agencies are working to expand their response to the DRC and deploy other workers to the most affected areas, particularly in the eastern part of the Democratic Congo.

The World Health Organization has warned that in recent weeks there has been an increase in reported cases of epidemic in the province of North Kivu, especially in the Katwa area, where reaction teams face – in addition – mistrust of communities.

The outbreak also spread south to Kayin, an area of ​​high security risk due to a conflict situation in the country.

Uncertainty, frequent movement of people in affected areas, and resistance from some communities to help and treat complicates the response to the epidemic.

Although the virus was mass-directed in the cities of Mangina, Beni and Komanda, it continues to spread in Butembo, the WHO said.

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