In the East of Congo has spread, the Ebola epidemic is dramatically more. In the past week had been 126 confirmed new registered cases of hemorrhagic fever and 83 deaths, said the Ministry of health in Kinshasa. So many new cases in a week have not given it before. Since the end of March, the number of diseases has jumped by almost 50 percent in the amount of from about 1,000 to about 1,500. The Virus that causes the disease Ebola is one of the most deadly of the earth – more than half of all infected, it dies. Since August of 2018, it is once again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“These new cases are worrying,” said Congo coordinator for the fight against Ebola, Aruna Abedi. The epidemic could not last for long, as long as the population follow the hygiene recommendations of the authorities, warned Abedi.

Despite international efforts, aid workers do not get the epidemic under control. Also, the number of deaths has recently been rising rapidly, from about 630 at the end of March to around 950. Helpers have a hard time, the outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri curb, because of the Region’s numerous militias are active. Repeatedly there were attacks on Ebola-centers. At the end of April, a doctor in the world was killed health organization (WHO).

facts about Ebola What is Ebola?

Ebola is a Virus of the highest biological protection, better to have a Virus that is extremely dangerous and very contagious said. Under the microscope it looks like a thread sometimes loops, a earthworm is not dissimilar.

The Virus belongs to the family of Filoviruses and is divided into five types. The sub-species are different dangerous. Most of the symptoms of the disease in the first three weeks of the infection.

the Virus in 1976, was Discovered by a group of researchers in the infectious disease, Peter Piot, in the former Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lying to, not far from the current Outbreak. This gave the Virus the name Ebola, is due to a quirky coincidence. The researchers wanted to name the Virus after the place of the outbreak, Yambuku,. Because then, they feared, would remain the Name of the village forever with a deadly Virus. Therefore, Piot and his colleagues decided to name the Virus after a river that was on the map, the researcher directly next to the village of Yambuku. When the card proved to be faulty and it turned out that the river Ebola was a whole piece away, it was too late: The Virus has already had a name.


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