Measles epidemic in Congo struck more than 21 thousand people

Measles epidemic, which began in September 2010 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, struck more than 21 thousand people, reports AFP referring to the international charity organization "Doctors without Borders" (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF).
According to official data, the epidemic of 210 cases of measles deaths. However, experts MSF believes that the actual death toll is much higher than the summary of the Congolese authorities.

MSF Head of Mission in the DRC gel Hankenne (Gael Hankenne) said that a measles epidemic in the country is out of control. According to him, in September 2010 the efforts of "Doctors without Borders" measles had been vaccinated more than half a million children. Despite this, the infection continues to spread from the southern to the northern regions of the country.

Doctors believe that the UN pays insufficient attention to this problem. In particular, the head of MSF vaccination Fairmont Florence (Florence Fermon) repeatedly reported an epidemic of measles in the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). However, she said, the response to these messages followed.

The situation in the Congo affects experts and doctors. Population sympathetic to all countries. Certainly, on the allocated treatment and medicines, but they are not enough for all, as the disease has reached epidemic proportions. That would not get sick, you need to increase your immune system, as it greatly reduces the chance of disease. Congo is still hope for themselves and for outside help.

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