Ebola outbreak recurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo


The health officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed a single case of the Ebola virus attack. This appears to be the first outbreak of this deadly virus after it spread like an epidemic in the Western Africa in the years 2014 and 2015. According to a recent report, nearly nine people of the most remote area of the country suffered from high hemorrhagic fever. The World Health Organization told that the confirmed cases occurred in the most remotes zone, where the area is densely forested.

The killer Ebola virus is known to infect the populations of the gorillas, chimpanzees, fruit bats and other mammals of the rain forest of Central as well as the western Africa. The virus occasionally infects humans who come in contact with those animals or the fellow human being who is infected. The virus spreads through the bodily fluids which spread through intermittent outbreaks. The fever has symptoms like blood loss, nausea, vomiting, etc. This deadly virus kills around 50% of the total infected population.

The World Health Organization has currently deployed a group of health workers at the infected places of the country. They are to conduct surveillance for the tracking of the virus. The very first team consisted of the epidemiologists, experts, and biologists, and also the experts of the risk communication and social mobilization along with the experts of community hygiene and personal specializing in water sanitation and hygiene reached the infected area of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the outbreak of the years 2014 and 2015, a majority of eleven thousand people died. The affected places were mostly Liberia, Guinea, Leone and Sierra. The Democratic Republic of Congo is said to have spared the worst kind of Ebola outbreak with the estimation of forty-nine deaths.


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