Africa once again brings the alarming news that requires attention from other countries.
The Director of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC) in early November, made a statement, which elaborated on the issue of Ebola, which is raging in the Congo. Robert Redfield believes that the active spread of dangerous microorganisms will soon lead to a complete loss of control over the situation.
According to the head of the CDC, the humanitarian situation in Africa has reached a critical level. The number of patients and deaths is rapidly increasing, and, eventually, doctors run the risk of losing the chain of transmission of the virus. This means that Ebola is more likely to begin to spread at epidemic proportions. If the virus is stronger in densely populated areas such as North Kivu, and will reach a major port, the threat to global scales. This will affect more than 6 million people.
The Ministry of health and social services of the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS) has withdrawn from the country, some experts fear the Ebola virus. Given that the military-political situation in the Congo demonstrates how a new round of violence, the American experts predict a further deterioration of the situation. In such circumstances, to control the spread of the deadly virus is virtually impossible.
In mid-October, the representatives who made a statement in which it expressed «deep concern» about what is happening in the Congo events. However, if the international community did not consider the situation critical. Now the approach to the growing power of the Ebola virus could change drastically, as doctors cannot cope with the disease for 4 months. The head of the who this week, has already visited Congo to personally see the extent of the problem.
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