Everything To Know About Ebola

Lanai Thompson

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The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the second largest and the  worst the country has ever seen. At least 811 people have symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in central African nation’s eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. 750 out of those 811 people have tested positive for the Ebola disease. There has been 510 deaths already and 449 people died from confirmed cases of Ebola. The rising number of cases in the ongoing epidemic has passed that of 2000 outbreak in Uganda, making it only second to the 2014-2016. The West African nations that infected more than 28,000 people. The World Health Organization or “WHO” the global health arm of the United Nations, has deemed the risk of transmission in the current outbreak “very high” at the national and regional levels, while the risk globally remains low. Still, the organization has concluded that in October that the outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for an international public health emergency a claim that would have mobilized more resources and gathered global attention.