The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week that it has elected to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a decision that comes nearly a year after the outbreak was first declared and after the infection of thousands of people. Continue reading Ebola Outbreak Declared a Public Health Emergency by World Health Organization
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Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Is Now Killing 66 Percent of People Who Become Infected
The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has infected 1,720 and killed 1,136, giving the viral disease a whopping 66 percent fatality rate. And the situation is making public health experts on the ground increasingly nervous. Continue reading Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Is Now Killing 66 Percent of People Who Become Infected
We’re in the middle of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak ever
More than 1,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo since August 2018, according to the World Health Organization. The hemorrhagic fever, which is concentrated in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, has killed 629 people as of Sunday. That makes it the second worst Ebola outbreak on record, after the one that began in West Africa in 2014, which infected more than 26,000 and killed an estimated 11,300 people over the course of two years.
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An American Aid Worker Is Being Monitored for Signs of Ebola at a Nebraska Hospital
An American medical worker in Africa may have had too close a brush with the deadly Ebola virus that is currently devastating the Democratic Republic of Congo. He returned to the U.S. and is now at a hospital in Nebraska, where doctors are keeping a close eye on him. Continue reading An American Aid Worker Is Being Monitored for Signs of Ebola at a Nebraska Hospital
The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City
An ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Africa has become much more worrying, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday. While previous cases of the often fatal viral disease had been found in rural areas during this most recent outbreak, the first urban case of Ebola was recently confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the northwestern region of the DRC with 1.2 million residents. Continue reading The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City
New Outbreak in Flint: What is Shigellosis?
The city of Flint, Michigan, is seeing a rise in cases of a bacterial illness called shigellosis, and the ongoing water crisis there may be in part to blame, according to news reports.
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ZIKA STAYS IN BODY TWICE AS LONG AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
After a man in Italy was reported to have signs of Zika virus in his semen six months after exposure, scientists are questioning whether the virus is reproducing itself in the male genital tract.
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