Vaccination campaigns against new ebola outbreak in Congo is to start

In the east of Congo is Wednesday the vaccination campaign began that the latest outbreak of the deadly ebola epidemic should be banked.

It is already the second time in a few weeks time that such a campaign in the Congo to set up. According to minister of Health Oly Ilunga Kalenga are 3,000 doses of the vaccine available for the affected area.

Health workers are the first to be vaccinated, followed by those with patients contact have had.

In this latest outbreak, according to the world health organization (WHO been at least 43 cases of ebola. This is the confirmed, suspected and probable cases. Among the sixteen confirmed cases were all of nine people.

The WHO warned that the outbreak occurs in a conflict zone, in the fight against the epidemic more difficult. In the region In question, which borders on Rwanda and Uganda, is home to more than a million refugees, both from our own country as from that of neighbouring countries.

The Congolese authorities reported that this new epidemic is just a few days after a previous epidemic officially ended. People were 33 dead, but there was no connection between the two.

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