Another virus disease, like the COVD-19, Ebola is a rare ailment in people and nonhuman primates. Symptoms usually start within a maximum of three weeks of contracting the virus, and the common signs are fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. As the disease progresses in severity, one develops vomiting, diarrhea, rash, with eventually the liver and kidneys losing their capability to function in full capacity. It has a high fatality rate at an average of 50%. It spreads through direct contact of bodily fluids like saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine and semen. In 2014, Ebola, in the world's worst outbreak, killed more than 11,300 people, and recently took four lives in Congo. WHO said they are “very concerned about this new outbreak in Mbandaka.”
06 Jan 2021
A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.
01 Jun 2020
Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.
15 Aug 2018
Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said yesterday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.
13 May 2017
An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).