Over 300 people were infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between October 15 and November 5, an increase of 41.2 percent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the epidemic.
WHO data reported on November 5 indicates that from August 1, 305 people were reported in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, although 35 cases have not yet been confirmed.
Last Monday's registry was 41.6 percent higher than the number of cases on October 15-26, and 28 months later, 13 days later, cases of Ebol's contamination were detected to 274.
The number of deaths caused by Ebola, updated to 189 on Monday, tends to be less pronounced
On November 28, 2017, 174 people died, since the epidemic was announced on August 1 of last year, mainly affecting the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, the most populated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Deaths registered as a result of Ebola infection are more pronounced in age groups
from 25 to 44 years in men and from 15 to 24 in women.
The Ebola epidemic was first detected in Mangina, in the northern provinces and Ituri, and spread to the border with Uganda in Beni, the region of the armed ADF group, which multiplied attacks on civilians. sanitary response.
Uganda has already started vaccinating officials on the border with the DRC, where there is constant traffic between the two countries.
In recent months, the UN has expressed concern about the risk of spreading the epidemic in Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, and last week the Security Council resolution called on these African countries to strengthen their operational capabilities to fight disease, in full cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).