Via mediacongo.net: Ebola: 21 death cases in North Kivu, according to the new record of authorities in the DRC. Excerpt from the Google translation:
At least thirty-seven cases and 21 Ebola deaths are reported in North Kivu province, where an outbreak of hemorrhagic disease was declared on 1 August after the one conquered in Ecuador to the west.
"Thirty-seven cases of Ebola are reported in Beni including 21 deaths and a suspected case in Musienene in the Lubero territory", reports Top Congo, a VOA radio partner in the DRC, citing a summary of the Council of Ministers chaired by the Deputy Governor of North Kivu, Feller Lutaichirwa.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, visited Beni and Mangina the day before with experts and said he identified "needs and challenges" in the response to the new epidemic of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The teams of the DRC Ministry of Health are already working to contain this new Ebola outbreak," he added.
For its part, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the difficulties would be maximum to stop the new Ebola epidemic in the DRC, which is rife in a "war zone" where humanitarian workers do not move without "armed escort".
"On the scale of difficulty, trying to extinguish an outbreak of a deadly dangerous pathogen in a war zone is at the top," said the WHO Deputy Director General, in charge of emergency responses, Peter Salama, during a press briefing in Geneva.
WHO now considers that the risk to public health is high at the national and regional levels. Globally, risk is currently considered low.