A deadly fever swept the country entered an emergency situation of international importance
We are talking about the Ebola virus which has gripped residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
“It is time for the world to pay attention, and redouble our efforts”, — said the Head of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The who also noted that it is necessary to leave open the border and not to stop trading.
The Ebola outbreak was declared on 1 August 2018. According to the July 15, 2512 in the DRC had confirmed cases and 1676 deaths.
According to Reuters, thanks to vaccination campaigns and conducting screenings, flash almost managed to hold on the territory of two provinces of the DRC. We are talking about areas where there are hostilities, the Associated Press; in April, militants attacked the hospital and killed a doctor-epidemiologist.
The decision was made including after a case of Ebola was registered in the major city of Goma on the border with Rwanda, which the who called “the gateway to other areas of the DRC and in the world.” Before the special Committee of the who three times refused to declare an international emergency, although experts said that the outbreak meets her criteria.
Disease, Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
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The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and distributed among people from person to person.
The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. In past outbreaks the case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90%.
The Foundation for effective outbreak control is the use of measures such as case management, prevention of infection and infection control, surveillance and contact tracing, effective laboratory service, safe burial and social mobilization.
Vaccines to protect against Ebola are currently in the process of development and was used as a subsidiary means for the containment of Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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