The Congolese Ministry of Health reported in the latest report that 201 people died and another 291 people were infected with hemorrhagic fever. Doctors have been able to inoculate about 25,000 people. However, work is hampered by gunmen, says Health Minister Oly Ilung.
Congo has been plagued with an ebola epidemic since the age of sixteen since 1976, but for the first time it has emerged in a region that doctors compare to a war zone. Ilunga on Friday said it was the worst epidemic in the country's history. "Since arriving in the region, health professionals have faced threats, physical attacks, repeated destruction of equipment and kidnappings," said the minister, according to which no other contagion in the world was as complex as the current Ebola epidemic in the Congo.
Ebola spreads through direct contact with blood or body exudates. Viruses cause fever and internal and external hemorrhage, diseases kill about half of those infected.