Ebola – Congo The Democratic Republic Of The
2 cases of ebola in Beni, Congo reported on October 25, 2021. There have been a total of 6 cases of ebola since the 13th epidemic and four of these patients have passed away and 2 are being treated.
Photo: Ebola virus – Electron micrograph.
Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. Some people begin to bleed both internally and externally.
The disease has a high risk of death, killing 25% to 90% of those infected, with an average of about 50%.
Several vaccines for Ebola exist.
The disease was first identified in 1976, in two simultaneous outbreaks: one in Nzara (a town in South Sudan) and the other in Yambuku (Democratic Republic of the Congo), a village relatively near the Ebola River from which the disease takes its name.
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