Violence In Congo Led To A New Ebola Outbreak

Violence In Congo Led To A New Ebola Outbreak

Ebola virus disease EVD is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola. Ebola virus is the cause of this viral hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates. In Congo, Ebola is on the rise according to The World Health Organization after health facilities suffered a series of attacks which led to a new Ebola outbreak.

After someone contracts the Ebola virus, symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks with a sore throat, a fever, headaches, and muscular pain. Then follows diarrhea, rash, and vomiting, along with a decrease in the function of the kidneys and liver. Some people, at this time, begin bleeding both externally and internally.

The risk of death is high when it comes to this disease, only 75 out of 90 people infected with Ebola virus having a chance to survive it, the average being about 50 percent since, due to fluid loss, the blood pressure becomes lower and lower.

New Ebola outbreak is on the rise in Congo due to violence

Christian Lindmeier, a spokesman from The World Health Organization, suggested that a record number of new cases has been seen in the last two weeks in this recent Ebola outbreak in Congo.

Safe burials and vaccination efforts have been hampered by violence to the exposure of more people increased to the deadly virus during that period. The region is operated by dozens of armed groups. Last week, according to Lindmeier, a total of 73 new cases were reported compared to the week before when there were only 57.

However, this new Ebola outbreak began making new cases occur in fewer geographic areas, according to The World Health Organization. The outbreak has been declared at the end of the summer of 2018, in August, and there have been 1,089 confirmed and probable cases 679 of which were deaths. Vaccination would keep this from happening.


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