Axar.az
UP
2 June 2020


Ebola outbreak slows but some areas are insecure

Home page Health
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The Ebola epidemic in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Axar.az reports citing Reuters that only 14 confirmed infections were reported last week, the lowest in a year and down from 51 in mid-September and 126 in April at the peak of the outbreak, WHO figures show.

“The fact that it is a smaller area is positive but the disease has also moved into more rural and more insecure areas,” Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergency program, told reporters on his return from a trip to Congo.

“The virus is essentially back where it began,” he said.

More than 3,200 people are known to have been infected with the virus, of whom 2,144 have died since the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak was declared on August 2018.

Date
2019.10.10 / 18:32
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

WHO: Another virus has started to spread

WHO: Single-day increase in coronavirus cases by over 116,000

Confirmed worldwide Covid-19 death toll passes 347K

WHO warns of 'second peak' in areas where COVID-19 declining

Number of coronavirus cases in Finland rises to 6,599

Azerbaijan discloses number of coronavirus tests

Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial

Africa's coronavirus infections near 104,000

Over 2 million have recovered from coronavirus - Study

WHO Baku Representative talked about the vaccine tests

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla