A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Wednesday, in the first spread of a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which has infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has spread to Uganda, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
There is no vaccine or cure for Nipah Virus so far. Reports inform that Remdesivir, which is also being tested against the Ebola virus, protected African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah.
At least 1,008 people have lost their lives due to Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) since the outbreak of the virus in August last year, the country's health ministry confirmed.
Reaching the goal of fighting these health issues through will require addressing the threats to health from a variety of angles and collective efforts.
In a horrific turn of events, armed men barged into an Ebola treatment centre in Congo and gunned down a policeman while injuring healthcare professional.
Despite the challenges in tackling the Ebol crisis in Congo, WHO is certain that the excellent response operations have prevented it from becoming a public health emergency so far.
The health ministry has set up a rapid response team to address the outbreak in the province of North Kivu, which has already been beset by humanitarian crisis.
The virus is currently identified as ‘Bombali Ebola Virus’ after Bombali, the place it was discovered in.
Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm.
Ebola has spread to an urban area of Congo, 23 deaths among the 42 suspected, probable and confirmed cases.
WHO has said it is preparing for "the worst case scenario" as it deals with a recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from spreading any further.
Before the outbreak was confirmed, local health officials reported 21 patients showing signs of hemorrhagic fever around the village of Ikoko Impenge, near the town of Bikoro
Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches.
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