Ebola – Congo The Democratic Republic Of The

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A 31-year-old male in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo was reported to have and passed away from Ebola.

On the 5th of April 2022, the man started to show symptoms of Ebola however, he did not seek treatment until a week after. He was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre but he could not survive and died the same day.

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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