The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to spread and is directed to a “high risk zone,” said UN spokesman Stefan Dujarrik on Tuesday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported in recent weeks an increase in the number of cases of Ebola in North Kivu, DRC, most of which are located in the health zone of Ktawa, where Intervention teams are suspicious of the community, ”he said.
“The epidemic has spread south to Kayin’s health zone, which poses a serious security threat,” Mr. Dujarrik said at a regular press briefing, citing one of them in the conflict.
Working under the leadership of the DRC government in collaboration with other services, WHO said that teams are actively working to gain the trust of the local community and increase its response in these areas.
As of January 24, more than 650 cases of this highly contagious hemorrhagic disease have been reported in the DRC since the start of the latest epidemic, including 443 deaths, according to WHO. end
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