Ebola virus disease has killed 10 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This is confirmed by the Congolese Ministry of Health this Friday, after a balance sheet. At present, the Congolese health authorities are checking whether the virus is the cause of the death of 27 other people.
In addition, 54 suspected cases have been notified and are currently under investigation.
The Ebola outbreak was declared this August 1 in the country, and it is the 10th in the history of the DRC. It started in the vicinity of the city of Beni, a zone of “high security” in the eastern part of the country.
Since Wednesday, targeted populations are being vaccinated.
In Goma, Dr. Richard Kitenge, national head of medical care, came to help local health officials to “put a plan in place”. They are preparing accordingly in case the virus reaches this neighboring city of Rwanda. To this end, the hygiene officers installed a transitional isolation unit at the Goma hospital.
The latest Ebola outbreak was declared in July and left 33 dead.