The outbreak spread across several regions in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri left 1,994 infected people, including 94 likely, of them 1,329 dead and 533 healed, based on day 1Â´s data, the most recent ones published by the Ministry of Health. This lack of trust makes it impossible to break the chain of transmission.
The number of vaccinated people continues to rise to nearly 130,000 people. We fear another peak could happen in the next few weeks.
They believe that the approach to fighting EBOLA in the DRC requires a total reset.
"Last month I convened a meeting of experts and concluded as well as funding, we need more people on the ground to help coordinate efforts to contain this deadly disease".
The combination of popular disbelief in the Ebola virus threat and increased number of violent attacks on aid organizations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is likely to cause another outbreak in the coming months, a prominent global relief organization said in a statement on Tuesday. Government sources indicate a peak in cases could occur in former epicenters of the outbreak like Beni and Mangina in the coming weeks.
Efforts to tackle the crisis have been hampered both by militia attacks on treatment centres, in which some staff have been killed, and by the hostility of some local people to the medical teams.
As a result of her participation in the women's group, Martine changed from someone who had refused to get vaccinated after her sister's death to being a spokesperson who encourages people to use preventive measures against Ebola. Air groups cite the misunderstanding of the people throughout the region over just how unsafe the Ebola virus really is.