Kinshasa, July 15 (P L) Ebola arrived in Goma, a Congolese city with two million inhabitants, the Ministry of Health confirmed today, showing concern about the possible escalation of the epidemic, almost a year after it began.
The outbreak, the second most lethal in the history of mankind, arose in the city of Beni and quickly spread to other locations in the province of North Kivu and then to the neighboring province of Ituri. The health teams managed to confine him to those two territories.
Two weeks ago, a woman died in a locality bordering South Sudan and weeks earlier at least four people crossed the border with Uganda and died in that country, facts that arouse fears of an internationalization of the epidemic as happened in West Africa in 2013-2014, the most lethal to date. Continue reading