The WHO calls the ebola outbreak in the Congo to an international health emergency

The world health organisation (WHO) Wednesday that the current ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an international health emergency.

The current ebola outbreak is prevalent, since August of last year in the DRC. It’s the deadliest outbreak ever for the African country, with more than sixteen hundred killed and more than 2,500 infections.

WHO had a wed night with a crisisberaad invested in, because of two new developments in the market. Last week was the first contagion of ebola identified in the Congo city of Goma. The city of two million inhabitants, is located close to the border with Rwanda.

In addition, also died this month, a Local woman with ebola, who recently had paid a visit to the neighboring country of Uganda. It would be a market for the fish will have to be sold, so more of the people in the country have been infected.

Still, said the director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and that there is no standard trip, and the ban needs to be set up. Also, passengers to airports outside the affected area do not take the precaution of screening to be used.

“Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of #CONGO, not to impose pay punitive and counter-productive restrictions that will only serve to isolate the DRC.” – @DrTedros on the #Ebola outbreak

AvatarAuteurWHOMoment of plaatsen17:54 pm – July 17, 2019 at the latest

Lack of confidence in the relief efforts

Despite the fact that it is an effective experimental vaccine against ebola, it is not enough to have the time to stop. This is in part because the citizens of the DRC have little faith in the many western aid efforts. A lot of Congolese men and women to consult, therefore, been traditional in nature, or gebedsgenezer.

There are also a lot of rumors that the disease was imported by the government in Kinshasa. In addition, it is the area where ebola is prevalent, in the eastern part of the DRC has been devastated by armed rebel groups. Regular units attacked and set on fire.


For example, a Congolese doctor in a treatment centre for ebola

WHO’s called four times, previously the international health crisis of

Last month, there were also three cases of ebola have been reported in Uganda. Because of this people from one family came, it was not expected that the disease would continue to spread.

The WHO’s called four times before an international public health emergency: the varkensgrieppandemie in 2009, with the spread of polio in 2014, the largest ebola outbreak ever in west Africa in 2014, and the zikavirus in 2016.

At the end of 2014, the inspections at the border crossings in the impacted areas were made more stringent. Also, at the time, passengers are checked in from Nigeria to Schiphol airport and flew.

Is not clear what action will follow

It is not clear what measures are to be taken in the current outbreak has been declared an international health emergency. However, it is clear that this is the only place in the area where ebola has been detected.

The chance of ebola spreading within the affected area, according to the WHO) is great. Outside of this region, there is little chance.

The WTO chief says that the Congolese government will do anything to get the epidemic in check and, in the process, support is needed from the international community, in particular in the form of financial aid.


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