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UN: Congo has the second largest Ebola epidemic in Africa | News



A spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Stefan Dujaric, informed on Wednesday that the Democratic Republic Congo has the second largest epidemic Ebola in the history of Africa after registered in West Africa (2014-2016).

Dujaric said the disease spread south of the country, spreading to regions that remain in conflict, hampering the work of medical staff.

Since the onset of the epidemic in July, there are about 752 confirmed cases, of which 30 percent correspond to children. In addition, 461 were killed and 54 were under surveillance due to the possibility of infection.

The work of Unicef

The representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Congo, Gianfranco Rotiliano, said work has been expanded to help victims and fight the spread of the disease.

"Our teams in Mangin, Benni, Oicha, Team, Butembo and Lubero (Congo Town) are working tirelessly with a multipurpose approach to the Ebola outbreak as quickly as possible and helping affected children and families," he said. .

In the epidemic of Ebola registered in West Africa in the period 2014-2016, 28,000 people were infected, of whom 11,300 died.

More than 700 Ebola cases in DR Congo


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