Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History

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Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History
Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The current Ebola outbreak in Congo is the worst in the country's recorded history, the health ministry says.

There have been 319 confirmed and probable cases and 198 deaths since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1. The deaths include 163 confirmed Ebola cases and 35 probable cases, the Associated Press reported.

"No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are currently experiencing," said Oly Ilunga Kalenga, M.D., the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health. "Since their arrival in the region, the response teams have faced threats, physical assaults, repeated destruction of their equipment, and kidnapping."

The outbreak is in an area where armed groups are fighting for control of mineral riches, and health officials also face community resistance, the AP reported. Despite the challenges, health officials have vaccinated more than 27,000 people at high risk due to contact with Ebola patients, according to Kalenga.

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