The UN security Council adopted a resolution on Ebola in the DRC

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in potamocorbula of action in case of admission of patients infected with Ebola. Archival photoThe UN security Council adopted a resolution on Ebola in the DRC© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The UN security Council on Tuesday approved a resolution 2439 to combat Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to the world health organization for 23 October, in DR Congo was recorded 247 cases of infection with Ebola, of which 212 confirmed. Killed 159 people. Recovered 65 people.

The disease caused by Ebola virus — an acute viral infection that affects humans and some animals. The Ebola epidemic erupted in West Africa in 2015 and has mainly affected three countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. According to who, during the last major epidemic of Ebola contracted 28.6 thousand people, more than 11.3 thousand died.

«The Security Council… reiterates its deep concern at the overall situation in the security and humanitarian situation in the DRC, compounded by the destabilizing activities of foreign and domestic armed groups, and expresses its serious concern at the situation in terms of security in the areas affected by the Ebola outbreak, which has seriously hindered response efforts and facilitates the spread of the virus in the DRC and the region as a whole,» the resolution reads.

It is noted that the security Council stresses the need for the DRC government and all relevant actors providing assistance in response to the Ebola outbreak, have stepped up efforts to promote interaction with the public, and also carried out the approved security protocols and health and preventive measures to mitigate the consequences of misinformation and unfounded warnings about the dangers in connection with the distribution and extent of the outbreak among individuals and communities.

Also the security Council «emphasizes the uneven impact of the Ebola outbreak on men and women, indicates the need for a gender approach for dealing with the specific needs of both men and women and stresses the importance of full, active and effective participation of women in the development of such responses.»

In addition, the resolution shall be noted that the last risk assessment of the regional distribution according to who is causing «deep concern about the possible spread of the virus in Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi and recommends that the governments of these countries to continue efforts to ensure operational readiness, in full cooperation with the who.»