Ebola victims believe disease is NOT REAL – with violence on healthcare workers growing…( It Begins…3 Back To Back Attacks…)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
By Paul Martin

A GROWING number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo mistrust foreign medical workers and think Ebola is not real, as the nation faces its deadliest outbreak of the virus ever.

By Liam Deacon
DailyStar.co.uk
28th May 2019

The central African nation of some 81 million people is also ravaged by a 25-year civil war, which continues to hamper aid efforts, with bandits closing roads and villagers killing staff and looting treatment centres.

A 3,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping is currently struggling to protect people from the more than 30 armed militia groups that terrorise the area.

According to CBS, an armed militia group killed 9 people in one village in just seven days earlier this month.

However, the villagers resisted. One explained to CBS the suspicion in the community.

“We don’t understand what this Ebola is – We can bury the bodies of our people ourselves,” they said.

Soldiers then attempted to take the victims to be tested for disease, which is standard practice as Ebola is at its most contagious immediately after death.

It adds: “Of all the suspect cases admitted to Ebola centres, only a small minority [less than 10%] of patients end up having the disease, which reinforces the idea Ebola is not real.”

Bill Clemmer, from USAID, has worked in the country for more than 20 years and helped fight previous Ebola outbreaks.

“I have never been in a context where people throw rocks at our vaccination team, where they block roads, where they loot and pillage our health care facilities,” he said.

And on Monday, official reports revealed villagers in the east of the nation had killed a health worker and looted a treatment centre.

“Part of the population of Vusahiro village, in the health sector of Mabalako (North Kivu province), rose up and attacked the local team fighting back against Ebola,” the daily health ministry bulletin dated Sunday said.

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One Response to “Ebola victims believe disease is NOT REAL – with violence on healthcare workers growing…( It Begins…3 Back To Back Attacks…)”

  1. laura ann

    Why don’t these aid and medical workers leave the area? What are their motives to stay on and risk their lives.

    #3940243

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