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Ebola virus continues to spread


Doctors online, November 5, 2018

Africa / WHO locally

GENEVA / Kampala. The life-threatening Ebola virus continues to spread in Congo in central Africa, while neighboring countries are upset. In Uganda, 1,600 assistants are vaccinated in health centers along the border, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said at the weekend.

Ebola suspected cases have already been reported from southern Sudan, Uganda and even Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. But in no case was it an Ebola infection.

Almost 12 million people have been tested at border crossings in Congo for signs of Ebola. There were 14 suspected cases, of which one virus was detected.

According to the Congolese Health Ministry, from the beginning of August to the end of October, 250 people were infected with certainty, and another 35 probably with the Ebola virus. 81 patients recovered, 180 patients died.

The WHO is alarmed by the growing number of cases in the Congo. Head of VHO Adhan Ghebreiesus travels to Congo this week. It is also followed by UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroik. (AP)

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