techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com June 17, 2019


Ebola cases triple in Congo as efforts to fight plague 'falter'

07 June 2019, 07:29 | Silvia Roy

DRC set to exceed 2,000 Ebola cases in second largest outbreak ever

Ebola survivor Jeanine Masika Mbuka holds two-year-old Ebola patient Furana Katunga

The world's second-largest Ebola outbreak began in North Kivu province and then spread into Ituri province, although it has not yet spread to neighboring Rwanda and Uganda.

Violent attacks on medical workers by rebels and suspicious locals are hampering efforts to curb the hemorrhagic disease that's killed 1 300 people in the past 10 months.

Five workers have been killed, according to an AFP tally, and important preventative work, such as vaccination programmes and burials of Ebola victims, has been delayed, said N'Daw.

These vaccinations are needed: the International Rescue Committee pointed out on Monday that it took 224 days to reach 1,000 cases, while it took barely 71 days to reach the threshold of 2,000 cases, or triple the number of cases per day.

Local mistrust of health workers and attacks on Ebola clinics by armed militias have contributed to an acceleration in what is now the second-worst outbreak of the virus on record.

Facebook stops app pre-installs on new Huawei phones
In May, Washington banned U.S. companies from supplying technology to Huawei, part of a long-running campaign against the company. According to a person familiar with the matter, the Facebook ban applies to any Huawei phone that has not left the factory.

An Ebola outbreak that started in December 2013 in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people by 2016 before being eliminated.

Dr. Joanne Liu, worldwide president of Doctors Without Borders, said in March that the response to Ebola had to be more community-based, treating patients as humans, "not as a biothreat".

"Dr. Mouzoko's death moved me profoundly", WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement after the attack.

"But we are determined that we can and will end this outbreak", he added.

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has surpassed 2,000 cases and is picking up speed.

Shocking video shows Trump supporter pushed to the ground at London protest
It happened as the pair were in Portsmouth after a national commemoration of the D-Day Normandy landings in June 1944. Another Trump supporter was attacked with a milkshake by a group chanting "Nazi scum" at the same protest.

"The current response to tackle Ebola isn't working", said Corinne N'Daw, Oxfam's country director in Congo.

Others don't trust the health workers, which leads people with symptoms to avoid treatment, thus making it harder to stop the virus spreading.

The 2,000 figure is a "sad and frustrating milestone".

"Every time there is an incident. we are not able to provide services and go into communities".

The ADF fighting in Beni happened on Monday night, interim town Mayor Bakwanamaha Modeste told DPA news agency.

SEC announces new bowl lineup beginning in 2020
Big 12 teams have a record of 14-3 in the game and its 17 appearances are the most of any conference in the bowl game's history. The Big Ten has new bowl agreements with the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., the Las Vegas Bowl and the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix.

The rebel group frequently launches attacks on civilians but recently has been responsible for attacks on United Nations peacekeepers as well.



Other News

Trending Now

Recovering Ainge says Celtics didn't fully buy in
Ainge, who has been known to frequent Chipotle, says he's had to change some of his eating habits following the scare. He has also become " more open" to signing with the Lakers , according to an earlier report from ESPN .

Manchester United close in on signing as £18m winger undergoes medical
Ole Solskjaer desperately needs attacking reinforcements and opted Daniel James to bolster his attack. Manchester United are finally set to complete the transfer of Swansea City's Dan James.

U.K.'s Brexit Party narrowly defeated in key electoral test
That simple - critics say simplistic - message has resonated with Brexit-backing voters angry at the country's political deadlock. The newly-elected Labour MP for Peterborough, Lisa Forbes, will take up her seat in the House of Commons immmediately.

Blue Jays draft pitcher Braden Halladay, son of Roy Halladay
Braden Halladay was 31 with a 4.06 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 11 games at Calvary Christian High School. The record for most Canadian picks in a draft is 48 in 2002.

China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time
Most recently, Russian-backed firm Sea Launch used a floating platform to launch dozens of rockets between 1999 and 2014. Using civilian ships to launch rockets at sea would lower launch costs and give it a commercial edge.

Jennifer Aniston Would Do a 'Friends' Reunion & Thinks Her Co-Stars Would Too!
She opened up about a Friends reunion, admitting that " anything could happen ". And it seems as though Jennifer Aniston wants the same.

Neymar in trouble over intimate pics of woman accusing him of rape
Trindade, who says she works as a model, acknowledged she initially liked Neymar and wanted to have sex with him. Ankle problems ruled him out of the second half of the just-completed Ligue 1 season in France.

Sophie Turner Would 'Make Out' With Maisie Williams On 'Thrones' Set
While appearing on " Ellen " in 2008, Swift opened up about her track "Forever and Always", which was written about Joe . That was too much. "I looked at the call log, it was 27 seconds.

Robert Downey Jr. Will Clean Up Environment Using Robotics
Downey may not do all the tinkering himself the way Tony Stark does, but its a step in the right direction nonetheless. Looking at our carbon footprint and our own state of crisis in regards to clime change, many of us are culprits in it.

Trump threatens China with tariffs on further $410b of goods
President Trump has regularly cited the trade imbalance as a reason for levying tariffs against Chinese goods. The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April, but the politically sensitive deficit with China moved higher.