According to Reuters, more than 300 cases have been confirmed, hemorrhagic fever has killed 198 people in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. In these areas, the intervention of medical staff was slowed down by armed attacks and population resistance, resulting in higher deaths.
Over the years, since 1976, when Ebola was discovered, there have been ten such epidemics in the Congo, but the current one is considered the worst.
The Director of the World Health Organization said the main issues are the security and distrust of people.
"When an attack occurs, the entire operation is blocked, so we postpone the intervention and when the procedure is postponed, the virus brings us forward in two ways: we lose the number of cases and the history of vaccination […] and new cases arise from the inability to vaccinate people, "he said.
In addition, according to World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts, cases will continue to proliferate unless urgent action is taken.
Ebola is in most cases a rare and deadly disease affecting humans and primates (monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas). In the years 2014-2015, the Ebola epidemic suffered the entire African continent and killed more than 10,000 people. The end of the epidemic was officially recorded in 2016, but there are epidemics of infections such as the Congo epidemic.