DR Congo: Visa 48 vya Ebola vyathibitishwa. Shirika la Afya (WHO) latoa tahadhari kufuatia ongezeko la visa

beth

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Shirika la Afya (WHO) limesema mlipuko wa Ebola unaendelea kusambaa na visa 48 vimethibitishwa nchini humo tangu Mamlaka zilipotangaza kuibuka upya kwa ugonjwa huo mwezi Juni

Mkurugenzi wa Programu za Dharura za Afya, Dkt. Mike Ryan amesema jumla ya watu 20 wamefariki dunia na kuongeza kuwa mlipuko huo bado upo. WHO imesema watu 11,327 wamepatiwa chanjo ya ugonjwa huo mwezi uliopita

Japokuwa idadi ya visa ni ndogo, Dkt. Ryan ameshauri magonjwa mengine nayo yaangaliwe kwa umakini wakati huu ambapo nchi nyingi duniani zinapigana kudhibiti maambukizi ya Corona

DC Congo ambayo ni moja kati ya nchi masikini zaidi duniani pia inakabiliwa na mlipuko wa COVID19 ambayo umeathiri watu zaidi ya 3,000. Vilevile, nchi hiyo inapambana na Surua ambayo imepelekea vifo takriban 6,000

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Ebola is spreading in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo, with nearly 50 known cases across a large region bordering the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Mike Ryan, the WHO's top emergencies expert, said on Monday that 48 cases had been confirmed in DR Congo's Equateur province since authorities announced a new outbreak there on June 1.

There were three additional probable cases, he said, while a total of 20 people have died.

"This is still a very active outbreak, and I would say it is still a great concern," Ryan told a news briefing.

The province includes part of the River Congo, he said, adding that it was a large geographical area where communities were linked, and people travelled long distances.

The new cases in the DRC's Equateur mark the country's 11th major Ebola outbreak since the virus was discovered near its Ebola River in 1976.

The WHO said it has vaccinated 11,327 people against the disease in the past month.

The Ebola virus causes haemorrhagic fever and is spread through direct contact with body fluids from an infected person, who suffers severe vomiting and diarrhoea.

An epidemic of the virus on the other side of the country has killed more than 2,277 people since 2018.

The WHO declared the outbreak over in Ituri and North Kivu provinces on June 25.

Experts said the use of a vaccine and swift containment efforts including mobile handwashing stations and a door-to-door education campaign kept the disease at bay.

While the number of infections in the new outbreak is low, Ryan cautioned: "In the era of COVID, it is very important that we do not take our eyes off these other emerging diseases".

"We saw in North Kivu and other previous outbreaks of Ebola that these can get out of control very easily," he added.

The DRC, one of the world's poorest countries, is also dealing with a measles epidemic that has killed more than 6,000 people, as well as COVID-19, which has infected more than 3,000 and killed 188.

In its latest weekly bulletin on Monday, the WHO said the growing outbreak in Equateur was a "grave" matter given the complex humanitarian crisis in the DRC, with multiple disease outbreaks as well as ongoing clashes between armed groups that have displaced thousands of people in the country's east.

Al-Jazeera
 

niachiemimi

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Congo wanapitia kipindi kigumu sana. Waasi, Ebola, covid 19, mafuriko, ebola tena. Mungu awasaidie na awasamehe kama kuna sehemu walikosea.
 

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