Ebola is not gone unlike Polio and other diseases. A Small African Country Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the outburst of the Ebola disease, which has killed nearly 500 people in recent days. As per the official data shared by the country, 811 patients are diagnosed with the Ebola from August 2018 and out of which, nearly 510 have died. The 500 dead Ebola patients have almost 100 children too. The outbreak has spread in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is an African country.
North Kivu and Ituri are the northern parts of the country, which were affected mainly due to the outbreak. The numbers were going down but the second wave of the Ebola disease made people sick and eventually they died. Most of the affected people are kept in the sterile hospitals separate from the others to prevent the infection to others. Between January 15 and February 3, 123 confirmed Ebola patients were identified as per the reports from the World Health Organization. By looking at the numbers, this is the second significant outbreak of Ebola in the world, first being in Africa that affected nearly 33,000 people out of which 11,000 died of the same.
The non-profit organization Save the Children is providing relief work in the Ebola-affected DRC. According to the organization, nearly 97 kids died due to the disease in the last few days. If the disease outbreak is not controlled within a few days, then it might last for another six months or even for a year. The Hunger problems and the Civil war in the country are stopping the volunteers to provide health services and identify Ebola patients. Also, the cultural barriers and language issues are significant roadblocks that are stopping the medical volunteers to prevent the disease outbreak at a massive level.