The head of the WHO said that the experts were able to achieve some success in the country and defeat the epidemic “in the next six months.”
Over the past eight months, more than 600 people have died from Ebola fever in DR Congo. This is reported by the Ministry of Health of the Republic.
– Situation on Monday, March 18, 2019: a total of 960 cases [revealed], including 895 confirmed and 65 probable. 603 people died, 314 recovered, 172 suspicious cases are being investigated , the message says.
It is noted that for the specified day, physicians registered nine cases of illness, five dead and two recovered. In addition, since August 8, 2018, 89,173 people have been vaccinated across the country.
The current outbreak of fever is already the tenth in Congo. On July 28, 2018, suspicious bodies were found in the province of North Kivu, in which a particularly dangerous Zaire virus strain was later found with a mortality rate ranging from 25% to 90%.
On March 14, at a press conference in Geneva, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adann Gebreyesus, said that his organization’s specialists observed a decrease in the incidence of disease twice from 50 to 25 cases a week, and announced his intention to end the fever in the country next six months.