The number of infections with the Ebola virus of deadly hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo reached 326, more than 200 people died, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday.
On Friday, 326 cases of infection were registered in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, of which 291 were confirmed. In this case, 201 people died.
“No other epidemic in the world was as complex as the one that we are experiencing now,” the statement says. Since the first Ebola epidemic in 1976, there have been ten of them in DR Congo. The epidemic in North Kivu and Ituri “outdid” the first.
Ebola virus disease is an acute viral infection that affects humans and certain types of animals. The Ebola epidemic broke out in West Africa in 2015 and mainly affected three countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. According to WHO, during the last major epidemic, Ebola infected 28.6 thousand people, more than 11.3 thousand died.
The current Ebola outbreak in DR Congo began in late July.