Health officials have warned that conditions relating to Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo have worsened, with deaths administered risen to 14.
In a statement, World Health Organization (WHO) said, “The epicenter of the outbreak, which killed its first victim, last month, is in the busy town of Isiro, but it has spread to the settlement of Viadana 75 km away”.
Further, the health organization has demanded for funds worth $2 million, so as to help Congo overcome the drastic conditions.
Previous month, officials affirmed that the strain which has been held responsible for the outbreak is not the one, which claimed at least 36 lives in Uganda. It is being suspected that the strain has been contracted by the people, who ate infected meat in forest.
Anja de Weggheleire, medical coordinator in the area, asserted that by this Sunday, 29 confirmed and probable cases of the disease have been reported and 14 deaths, which estimated the death rate rising to around 48%. Nevertheless, 170 people are being tested, in case they might have been infected.
She added that almost a week ago, the condition was not so severe, but then, the cases started rising. The condition is not under control at present.
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