Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola hemorrhagic fever More than 2000 dead Call for support August 31 10:28


The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa announced that the number of deaths from Ebola has exceeded 2000. There is also concern about the spread of infection to neighboring countries, and the WHO = World Health Organization calls on the international community for assistance.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ebola hemorrhagic fever was prevalent in the eastern North Kivu Province in August last year, and the WHO declared last month a “public health emergency of international concern”.

Under these circumstances, the Congo government announced on the 30th that the number of deaths due to Ebola has exceeded 2,000.

This is the second most serious situation after the West African epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people by 2016.

In the eastern part of the country, people are coming to and from neighboring country Uganda. In August, a 9-year-old girl who entered Uganda from the Congo was confirmed to have had Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and there was concern over the spread of infection to neighboring countries such as death. It has been.

It has also been pointed out that in the eastern part of the Congo, there are security problems such as a medical facility being attacked by a conflict between armed groups, and the government has not fully managed infection.

WHO calls for support from the international community, and the Japanese government is also planning to dispatch experts and provide financial assistance of approximately 550 million yen.