The Ebola vaccination work of the 24th batch of Chinese peacekeeping forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been promoted in an orderly manner to escort the health of peacekeeping officers and soldiers.
November 21, 24th peacekeeping medical unit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo came to the Chinese peacekeeping engineering unit camp on the outskirts of Bukavu to vaccinate the 148 officers and soldiers of the engineering unit who were about to go to various mission points to carry out road repair and engineering construction.
Ju Zhongming, the head of the nursing team of China’s 24th peacekeeping medical team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo: “We are steadily vaccinated according to the plan.
At present, our peacekeeping officers and soldiers have been vaccinated with 11 vaccines such as malaria and yellow fever, and the remaining 3 vaccines will be vaccinated one after another.”
It is understood that Ebola virus was first discovered in the Ebola River region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976. The fatality rate after infection is as high as 60% to 90%, and it can be transmitted through contact.
It has occurred many outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring African countries.
Our engineering and medical units on peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are tasked with engineering and medical security tasks. The risk of infection with the virus is extremely high in the process of receiving patients and engineering construction.
Especially at the current situation, the COVID-19 epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to intensify, the number of confirmed cases is rising, and multiple epidemics have brought great challenges to the work and Security risk.
In their daily work, the members of the two teams strictly control the epidemic prevention and control, improve the level of health and epidemic prevention, and insist on protecting throughout the whole process of the work to ensure zero infection during the peacekeeping period in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Jing Fubo, deputy commander of the 24th batch of peacekeeping engineering units in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: “We have been out for a long time to carry out road emergency repair and engineering construction tasks.
The risk of all kinds of virus infection is high. Vaccination can protect us from most viruses. We can safely go to all points to carry out construction operations. We have confidence and determination to complete it. Do a good job in subsequent tasks.”