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  • After almost six months, the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the end of an Ebola outbreak in the country's west, and health authorities are looking at how they can apply the lessons learned there to the fight against coronavirus.

  • The DRC is Ebola outbreak, which infected 130 people and killed 55 emerged in June, just weeks before separate Ebola epidemic in the country's east drew to a close.

  • That one killed more than 2200 people, the second most in the diseases history.

  • Health Minister it any long?

  • Gondo attributed the success of the response to the availability of vaccines and treatments as well as efforts to move treatment centers closer to local communities.

  • The World Health Organization said that medics vaccinated 40,000 people in communities scattered across rainforests that often lacked electricity.

  • They also used cold chain technology to keep vaccines at temperatures as low as negative 80 degrees Celsius.

  • The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also said it would apply best practices such as the use of rapid response teams of local volunteers to coronavirus.

  • Congo has suffered 11 Ebola outbreaks since the virus was discovered near the Ebola River in 1976.

  • That's more than double any other country.

After almost six months, the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced the end of an Ebola outbreak in the country's west, and health authorities are looking at how they can apply the lessons learned there to the fight against coronavirus.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/20
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