Listen: Congo, Sasha Baron Cohen And World Health Organization discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"Children bear the brunt as the world's biggest measles epidemic sweeps Congo. Sasha Baron Cohen actor accused his tech giant's instead of running the greatest propaganda machine in history and Canadian officials. Email saying seven three seven. Max Software must go. Oh It's Friday November twenty two. I'm Anthony Davis More than five thousand people mostly children have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And what is currently the world's biggest measles epidemic measles which is preventable through vaccination has spread to all twenty six provinces of the country which is also battling a fifteen month long ebola epidemic videtic about a quarter of a million people in DRC authorities have been infected by measles this year alone more than three times the number infected in two thousand eighteen scene. Three quarters of cases around nine in ten deaths involve children younger than five years. Old officials have described the outbreak. Doc as the most complex public health emergency in history today the World Health Organization warned of escalating violence which is preventing health staff from reaching communities communities. The W eight show has documented more than three hundred attacks on health care facilities in the country this year including six deaths of workers and patients since health workers. Say the same problems combined with a shortage of vaccines caused by. Funding delays are also undermining attempts to stop measles in some cases families who far from clinics make expensive and lengthy journeys to health facilities. Only to find there are no jobs available. The measles virus infects the respiratory tract then spreads throughout the body. Most measles related deaths ecause by complications associated with the disease which could include blindness severe diarrhea ear infections and encephalitis an infection. That causes brain. Swelling patients can and also experienced severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia so far this year. Five thousand one hundred ten people have been killed by measles in the DRC. British"