Ebola Virus has killed 4 people in Congo: Another bad news is coming from Africa for the world that is suffering from the coronavirus. The Ebola Virus spread rapidly in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
4 people have died from Ebola. Ebola was already spread in the eastern part of the Congo, and now it has also spread to the western city of Mabandaka.
There are about 620 miles between the two cities. Congo’s Health Minister Iteni Longondo said the Ebola outbreak has begun in western Congo.
Ebola Virus has killed 4 people in Congo
He said, “4 people have died, and four suspected cases have been reported from Ebola”. He said that the Ebola virus had been found in the investigation of the four people.
Longondo said, ‘There have been new cases of Ebola in Mabandaka. We are going to send vaccine and medicines there very soon. ‘
When the Ebola case surfaced, World Health Organization chief doctor Tedros said, “The Ebola outbreak reminds us that the coronavirus is not the only threat the world is facing.
The World Health Organization team is there and helping. The WHO is continuously monitoring these things and monitoring health emergencies.
2260 dead even after vaccine use
In the Equateur province of the Congo, there was an outbreak of Ebola in the year 2018, and 54 cases were reported.
Thirty-three people died in it. Congo is battling the second-largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in its eastern region.
Even after the use of two new vaccines in the Congo, 2260 people have died of the Ebola virus so far.
The Congo is reeling from a double whammy of corona and Ebola virus. There have been 3195 cases of coronavirus in Congo, and 72 people have died from this epidemic.
However, it is a matter of relief that not a single case of coronavirus has been reported in Equateur province.
Two vaccines are being used to eliminate Ebola in the Congo, but the virus has not been eradicated due to attacks on health workers and civil war in the area of the rebels.
What are the symptoms of Ebola
According to the WHO, Ebola is a disease in the tropical region of Africa.
The symptoms of Ebola are
- Fever, weakness, muscle pain and sore throat.
- Vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases, internal and external bleeding.
- Excessive bleeding increases the risk of death.
- In humans, it is transmitted through direct contact with infected animals, such as chimpanzees, bats and deer.
- Some important things
The Ebola virus was first identified in 1976.
- In 2014, the virus caused the most devastation.
- According to the records, 2275 people have died due to this virus so far.
- Congo itself has caused the most deaths from this virus.
In Congo, lockdown continues due to corona infection. There have been more than 3000 cases of disease here, while 71 people have also died.
According to the WHO, Congo and many African countries are facing shortages of test kits and other health facilities.
In such a situation, a sudden boom in the cases of infection can be recorded here. There is also an outbreak of Khasra in Congo and 3,50,000 people have been affected since January 2019, while more than 6500 people have died.
Congo is also one of the African countries where locusts wreak havoc.