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


A boy suspected of taking Ebola into a treatment center in Benin, eastern DRC, on September 9, 2018. – Al-Hadzhi Kudra Maliro / AP / SIPA

Congressional health authorities announced a total of 186 deaths in the Ebola epidemic affecting the east of the country on Monday.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Two new cases have been identified: "a young girl in Ben and her two-week-old infant," says the Bulletin of the Congolese Health Ministry.

The baby and her mother were admitted to a specialized center in the Beni region, set by the authorities to stop the progression of the disease and provide care. According to the bulletin, 88 patients recovered. A total of 298 cases of haemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region.

The next visit by the WHO Director

Dr. Tedros Adhan Ghebreiesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (VHO), and Jean-Pierre Lacroik, Deputy Secretary General for Peace Operations of the World Health Organization
The United Nations must visit the DRC from 5 to 9 November, said Florens Marchal, spokesman for the UN mission in the DRC.

This ebola-focused visit will allow two leaders to review efforts to deal with the epidemic in Benin in North Kivu and consider "joint actions to be taken" against the disease, she said. added.

Tenth epidemic

On October 30, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution urging all actors on the ground to step up the fight against this disease. In mid-October, the Congolese authorities said they were confronted with the "second wave" epidemic.

This is the tenth occurrence of Ebola in the DRC. The first was reported in 1976 in Iambuku, a northeastern DRC, with a total of 318 cases and 224 deaths.

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