Ebola Congo Victims are Approaching A Thousand
The number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is approaching a thousand. The world health organization announced on Friday afternoon in a few hours.
So far 994 patients have died from the dreaded infectious disease, which emerged nine months ago in the east of the African country.
The WHO plans to use a new, not yet approved vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. This is used in addition to the vaccine from producer Merck.
“Another tool in the toolbox,” WHO medical director Michael Ryan called the experimental tool.
Security issues in the rebellious North Kivu region – Thursday an attack on a medical facility failed – are delaying the vaccination program and the daily monitoring of people potentially infected with the virus. That is around 12,000.