Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. Vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time, some people begin to bleed both internally and externally. The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 25 and 90 percent of those infected, with an average of about 50 percent. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to sixteen days after symptoms appear.
Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist and injuring two.. Reuters - Published
The mayor of Butembo said a recent attack at a hospital in the current Ebola outbreak zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others on Friday,.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
CNN reports The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has surpassed 1,000 cases, according to the country's health ministry. The number of confirmed cases stands at 1,009, of which..
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but is of “deep concern,” the World Health Organization said Friday. France 24 - Published
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, the World Health.. Reuters - Published
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was worsening on Thursday, according to the African.. WorldNews - Published