GENEVA – The outbreak of ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has, according to the Red Cross a ’critical stage’ is reached. “The spread of the disease is the last few weeks slowed down, but that is not to say that the outbreak is fully stopped”, reports the relief organization.
The Red Cross says lessons to be applied are learned from the outbreak of 2014 in West Africa.
The Red Cross says lessons to be applied are learned from the outbreak of 2014 in West Africa. When would the risks have been underestimated and death more than 11,000 people. “We would now be prevented at any cost,” says noodhulpcoördinator Wilma ter Heege in a statement.
Patients with the contagious and deadly virus were at that time at home to take care. “Also were inadequate precautions taken when the spread of the virus stopped it seemed,” says the organisation. “A short time later, I went into new infections and the problems started really.”
The Red Cross says the aid on to perform a similar drama to occur. “Social workers provide information, seek new infections, provide psychosocial support, to disinfect buildings and help in safe burials.”
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