Democratic Republic of the Congo (KDC) According to the Ministry of Health, 319 cases of dengue fever which began in northern Kivu province and later spread to the province of Ituri were seen. 284 of them were found carrying the Ebola virus.
So far, 163 people have died in the virus outbreak, 97 of them have recovered.
In addition, there were more than 35 cases of death among 319 cases of unconfirmed dengue as a result of the Ebola virus. Because the bodies of those who lose their lives with the same symptoms are buried without autopsy, the cause of certain death cannot be determined.
On the other hand, it is known that the spread spread to villages under the control of the armed Mai-Mai group in Ituri province, and the medical team negotiated with village leaders to reach patients.
26 thousand people were vaccinated
26 thousand 724 people were vaccinated during the campaign launched on August 8.
On the other hand, the number of hemorrhagic fever cases recorded in the ebola epidemic recently exceeded the number of cases in 1976, when the outbreak was first seen. In the first ebola epidemic in 1976, 280 people died in 318 haemorrhagic cases.
Ebola first appeared on the KDC in 1976, and in December 2013 spread in West Africa. In 2014-2017 in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, around 30 thousand people were infected with the Ebola virus and more than 11 thousand people died.