The efforts of halting the epidemic of Ebola in the DR Congo have made important progress according to the WHO as they have said that the virus is now only contained to a significantly smaller area mainly belonging to the rural parts.
On Thursday, Michael Ryan who is the executive director of the health emergency program had told the media in the city of Geneva that the virus has been put in a corner of the African country.
He added that they believed that the virus had been squeezed into an area with is geographically much smaller.
Ebola according to Ryan is now essentially transmitting only within one area of the DRC which is between Mambasa, Mandima, Komanda and Beni.
The latest epidemic of Ebola had begun in 2018 August and has been killing 2,144 people which has made it the virus’ deadliest outbreak after the pandemic in West Africa of between 2014 and 2016.
According to Ryan, at the peak of the illness, there were 207 health zones had been affected by the virus, the figure as of now is just at 27 zones.
He stressed though that despite the transmission levels being low, the danger still persist.
He said and warned that the fact that it is in the smaller space is a positive development however the disease has been moving to the rural and the insecure areas
The ones fighting Ebola have been facing hindrances by the attacks frequently by the rebel groups in the eastern part of DRC as well as the resistance which they are facing from a few communities about a few methods which are being used to control the virus.