The number of Ebola cases in the Congo is 326 [Internacional] – 11/11/2018



Moscow.- The number of cases of Ebola infection recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo was 326, the Congolese Ministry of Health said.

According to the recent update of the epidemiological situation for November 10, between 326 cases 291 confirmed and 35 probable.

There were a total of 201 deaths, most of which occurred in the Beni (97) and Mabalako (68) districts in the province of North Kivu; 166 deaths correspond to confirmed cases.

At the same time, the Congolese ministry noted that the number of patients treated with Ebola increased to 98.

In his statement, Congolese Health Minister Oly Ilung said that the current epidemic "is the most serious in the history of the country" and points out that in the number of cases it exceeded the first epidemic recorded in Yambuk in 1976. , in the province of Ecuador, where 318 infections were detected.

"No other epidemic in the world was as complicated as the one we are experiencing," he said.

On August 1, the Congolese Ministry of Health informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new outbreak epidemic in the province of North Kivu, just eight days after the outbreak of a previous epidemic, in another part of the country that has caused 33 deaths since May 8.

In the province of Ituri, infectious cases have also been identified.

Security Doubts

WHO is concerned about security in resolving the outbreak of an epidemic because it occurs in a region with armed groups and various conflicts.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is also a part of professionals who are following the neighboring Uganda areas in the event of an outbreak crossing the DRC border with that country.

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