Via L'Observateur: Ebola virus initiate an awareness campaign. Excerpt from a Google translation:
The news of the discovery of two cases of Ebola in the sector in the Djera Boende territory in the Equateur province fell Monday, August 25 in the evening like a bomb. At least to those who are used to track information on their screens.
Severe air with which the Minister of Public Health, Felix Kabange Numbi announced this sad news has helped dramatize the situation well. The Ebola virus, "ruthless killer" is upon us. The danger is in the DRC: it's time to launch a major campaign to raise awareness among the population of all the provinces.
To contain the outbreak of haemorrhagic fever reported in the area of Djera, Boende territory Ebola virus in the province of Ecuador, where it killed 13 people, the Congolese government announced Monday a series of measures.
The government decided including the quarantine area where Djera epidemic is raging, the establishment of a processing center, the installation of the international committee of technical and scientific coordination and installation of a laboratory Lokolia, the epicenter of the epidemic for the biological diagnosis in real time.
Welcome to all measures
All these measures and measures already taken by the Minister of Health, Dr. Felix Kabange Numbi during a crisis meeting it held on July 31 with various partners involved directly or indirectly in this issue are welcome.
However, by themselves, they are far to prevent or contain the epidemic, the speed of propagation is very troubling. Therefore, we believe it is time to combine these measures, an awareness campaign to lead among all people in the provinces of the country, as we have advocated in one of our articles, entitled "The Ebola virus arrives: What is the DRC?"
Ebola virus, like any other contagious disease, may enter any direction or province of the Republic. He can choose the East, West, North or South. For the case of the DRC, the outbreak of the Ebola virus has selected Northwestern as a gateway. Equateur, a very forest province, with all kinds of animals, outbreak of this disease has not withstood the onslaught of the Ebola virus and is crying her 13 children, the first victims of the epidemic.