Thursday , September 29 2022

186 dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a contaminated mother and child


A boy who suspects Ebola is taken to a Beni, eastern DRC hospital, September 9, 2018. – Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro / AP / SIPA

Congolese health authorities on Monday reported a total of 186 deaths caused by the Ebola epidemic, which ran out of the country.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Two new cases were identified: "a young girl living in Beni and her two-week-old newborn," says the Congolese Ministry of Health.

The child and mother were admitted to a specialized center in Beni, established by the authorities to stop the illness and provide care. According to the bulletin, 88 patients recovered. In total, 298 cases of haemorrhagic fever have been reported.

Another visit by the WHO Director

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Deputy Secretary-General for the World Health Organization
UN, must hold a joint visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo from November 5 to 9, says Florence Marchal, a spokesman for the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This Ebola visit will allow both leaders to evaluate efforts made to combat the Beni epidemic in northern Kivu and to assess the "joint action that needs to be taken" against this disease. added.

The tenth epidemic

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on October 30 a resolution calling on all parties to step up the fight against this disease. In the middle of October, Congolese authorities said they were facing a "second wave" epidemic.

This is the tenth outbreak of the DRC epidemic. The first was reported in 1978 in Yambuk, Northeast DRC, with a total of 318 cases and 224 deaths.

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