« It is a message of conscience, to tell them that they have to trust our teams. ‘Cause we can’t fan a disease “, Reminded the provincial Minister of Health, Doctor Eugène Syalita. Ebola virus disease reappeared on February 7 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the region, provincial authorities face opposition from the population to the health measures put in place to prevent the disastrous spread of the epidemic. “For the population – because it is often in contact with patients – it is a question of being identified with our care providers, for a follow-up of twenty-one days. And if in the population – a member of the community – presents a sign, he will go to the nearest hospital, where the provider will take care of him, ”explains the doctor.
He therefore calls on the inhabitants of the region to respect barrier gestures: “ It is also about washing hands with clean water and soap, avoiding touching the corpse, avoiding touching the effects or the patient’s environment and working with our teams on responses. who are in the field »
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