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By Gabe Joselow and Linda Givetash
People who have contracted Ebola prefer to die at home rather than being treated for conspiracy theories, the mistrust The government and the health professionals in conflict with the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are fueling the workers and aid groups.
Almost 20 new cases of fatal disease are identified daily in two northeastern provinces of the country. Both areas are strongholds of the opposition, where political tensions are high.
Many victims are found outside treatment centers after refusing to seek help, officials said. The epidemic killed more than 700 people and affected more than 1,000 people.
In addition to fighting a deadly virus, healthcare professionals must dispel rumors about the disease's disease and the associated millions of dollars of money-making known as the "Ebola business".
"We've lost the trust of the community," said Tariq Riebl of the non-profit International Rescue Committee, the NBC news from Goma.
A study was carried out In September, less than two months after the outbreak, it was found that 25 percent of respondents in the affected areas did not believe in Ebola, while 36 percent felt that they had been fabricated to fight the Ebola Destabilize the region.
that we get premiums for cases we find prolonging the business response helps, "said Riebl, mentioning some of the lies that had spread in local communities.