Ebola panic in the Democratic Republic of Congo


Ebola panic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced a ‘new ebola outbreak‘ in the northwest of the country.

Health Minister Eteni Longondo said there are new patients suffering from the Ebola epidemic in the northwest of the country, and noted that four people died due to the epidemic.

Dr Moise Kakule Kanyere, Minister of Health of the Northern Kivu Region, had initiated a 42-day countdown preparations two weeks ago to declare that the Ebola outbreak ended , after the last patient in the country was discharged from the Ebola Treatment Center in Beni province .

Meanwhile, a person who had been treated in the hospital for an epidemic some time ago fled the hospital in late April. In the country, which is preparing to announce the end of the Ebola outbreak, new cases started to appear in April.


In the Ebola epidemic that started in the east of KDC in August 2018, 3 thousand 314 cases have been seen so far, 2 thousand 25 people have died.

The Ebola virus, which caused some kind of bleeding fever, first appeared in 1976 with simultaneous outbreaks in the cities of Nzara in Sudan and Yambuku in KDC. Since the outbreak in the KDC started in a village near the Ebola River, the disease was named after this river.

The Ebola virus spread in West Africa in December 2013. In the outbreak of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2017, 30 thousand people were infected with more than 11 thousand of the patients.

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