Since the beginning of the ebola epidemic in the east of Congo in August last year, are already 900 people to the life to come. That the ministry of Health let know. Something less than 400 people are cured of the disease.
The epidemic broke on August 1, 2018 in the province of North-Kivu and to a lesser extent, in the neighbouring Ituri. The virus moved through the rural Mangina and the city of Beni to Butembo-Katwa, 50 km south of Beni. Rumors and distrust, hinder the work of medical professionals. A part of the population denies the disease.
In addition, there is the violence and the insecurity. A Cameroonian doctor from the world health organization (WHO) was last week killed by armed men in the university hospital in Butembo.
The current ebola epidemic is the tenth and most severe on Congolese soil since 1976. It is the second most severe since the epidemic in west Africa in 2014. When the virus, more than 11,000 deaths mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.