Ebola is making a comeback. Ebola is a strain of violent hemorrhagic fever that has the potential to end lives. With the disease comes fever, sore throat, muscle pain, internal bleeding, external bleeding and rash. If it does not get treated quickly, it results in death.
The World Health Organization found two more cases of Ebola after an outbreak in the Congo. This brings the total to 11 cases, three of which have resulted in deaths.
The virus can spread between body fluids, such a semen or breast milk . Fruit bats spread the virus without being infected themselves. They typically pass it on to humans or primates.
One of the people who was found deceased tested positive for a strain of Ebola that has plagued Congo before. A response is looking to be coordinated.
There have been a total of seven Ebola outbreaks in the past, with the one in 2014 having several large clusters of victims.
There is currently a massive Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Siera Leno that has effected thousands of people.
From Fox News:
The World Health Organization has identified two more suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus a day after declaring an outbreak in Congo. The U.N. agency said Saturday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo’s northern Bas-Uele Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country before. The U.N. agency says the first case occurred April 22 in a male some 870 miles from the capital, Kinshasa. WHO is working with the government to coordinate a response. Congo has had seven known Ebola outbreaks in the past, including one in 2014 with several dozen cases. That outbreak was not connected to the massive epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that left thousands