Of the 300 cases, the Ebola virus was clearly detected at 265 in the laboratory. Since the beginning of August, around 26,000 people have received a promising experimental Ebola vaccine to stem the epidemic. The latest outbreak of the dangerous haemorrhagic fever is concentrated in the city of Beni and its surroundings in the politically troubled North Kivu province. There are several militia and rebel groups active, making it difficult for helpers to quickly visit patients, isolate and contact their relatives. There is also resistance to the vaccine – which is characterized by a deep distrust of the government – resistance. The Ebola virus is one of the most dangerous pathogens in the world. In an epidemic in 2014/2015, more than 11,000 people died in West Africa. Infected people can easily transmit the virus.


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