• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

WHO Declares Ebola "Public Health Emergency of International Concern"


The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern".


So far he outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,600 people.


This week, the first case was detected in Goma, home to more than a million.


The illness is characterized with a high temperature of about 39°C, hematemesis, diarrhea with blood, retrosternal abdominal pain, prostration with "heavy" articulations, and rapid evolution death after a mean of three days.


In December 2016, a study found the VSV-EBOV vaccine to be 70–100% effective against the Ebola virus, making it the first vaccine against the disease.

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