Thursday, February 25, 2021

Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Congo, deaths


Already nine Ebola deaths in two countries

The death rate in Guinea and Congo from fever is 64.3%. None of the countries have reported recoveries yet.

Ebola outbreaks have been reported in two African countries, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is known about 14 new cases of the disease, nine people died from fever, writes Xinhua.

The African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) report that the death rate in Guinea and Congo is 64.3%.

In Congo, seven people fell ill with Ebola and four deaths were reported. Guinea has seven infections and five deaths.

Africa CDC said it will send emergency response experts to Guinea to help fight the disease.

According to the African CDC, none of the countries affected by the Ebola virus have reported recoveries so far.

It is noted that the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa in 2014-2016 claimed more than 11.3 thousand lives, while more than 28.6 thousand people fell ill.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever that causes fever, vomiting, diarrhea, general pain or malaise, and in many cases, internal and external bleeding.

Recall that the World Health Organization to assess the risk of the epidemic of Ebola in Africa. Experts regard the risk of the spread of Ebola in Guinea as very high.

Earlier it became known that the United States announced its readiness to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa. President Joe Biden and his administration are committed to working with the authorities in the affected countries.

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