Skip to comments.Just as you thought that other Epidemic was over... Congo records second Ebola death in days: WHO
Posted on 04/13/2020 7:29:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than seven weeks without a new case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.
Congo had been due on Sunday to mark an end to the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus on record, until a case was confirmed on Friday in the eastern city of Beni.
The outbreak has killed more than 2,200 people since August 2018 in an area of the country where militia violence hobbled efforts to contain it.
The latest victim was an 11-month-old girl, who was treated at the same health centre as the previous case, a 26-year-old electrician, said Boubacar Diallo, deputy incident manager for the WHOs Ebola response.
Officials say it is not yet clear how the electrician contracted Ebola. He had no known contacts with other Ebola patients and was not a survivor of the virus who could have relapsed, the government said on Friday.
Flare-ups or one-off transmissions are common towards the end of Ebola outbreaks, and a new case does not necessarily mean that the virus will spread out of control again.
Ebola causes fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea and spreads among humans through bodily fluids. During this outbreak it killed about two thirds of those it infected.
The WHO has identified 215 people who came into contact with the electrician, including 53 health workers at three facilities the man visited before he died, Diallo said. All but one of the health workers had already been vaccinated, he said.
Two new vaccines have helped contain the virus, though public mistrust and militia attacks prevented health workers from reaching some hard-hit areas.
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Health officials thought they had witnessed the end of the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus on record there, after not a single case had appeared in nearly seven weeks.
The WHO has since 2018 considered the Democratic Republic of Congo at hotspot for the deadly disease, potentially threatening surrounding countries and the rest of Africa. Ebola has killed over 2,200 since an outbreak began in August 2018. The country has been struggling since to get a handle on it.
Didn’t Obama/Biden/Fauci take care of this w/o social distancing? /sarc
Stop sharing body fluids with people from Congo.
You’ll be fine.
Does an N95 stop viruses in blood spit up at the face?
Asking for a friend.
It could be taken care of with shoes with rubber soles.
Walking in blood and guts dripping all over is the major source of infection.
But Africans believes shoes hide cloven feet.
Having seen Michelle Obama in sandals up close , I get this.
But its still a bad idea.
Ebola. The original raison d'ȇtre of the emerging pandemics ping list. *sigh*Bring Out Your Dead
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
The false positive rate was 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's or one old farts life, it's worth it.
Happens every year.
It will be interesting to see how COVID-19 spreads in malaria prone areas where people regularly take Hydroxychloroquinine.
Imagine a modified Ebola virus that would spread like the flu: Flubola. Imagine its target being people who tend towards narcissism.
Gee, how convenient for those who don’t at all mind seeing people die so they can get what they want.
Not really...Ebola really never goes away in Africa....especial areas like the Congo....and for all the regualar reasons it’s a battle to get it under control when it flares up again...Superstitions and burial rites often get in the way as welll as peoples lack of ability to understand how and why it needs to be treated.
Quick! Lock down the country before its too late! Not second to waste!!
WHO via Rooters. Not even going to look.
At least this time there will be no bringing sick patients here to treat them and potentially spread it.
Straight from the CDC site from the last outbreak was they had no clue how Ebola was transmitted.
CDC and WHO swore CV wasn’t transmitted person to person and masks are dangerous.
NIH swore CV wouldn’t be a problem in the US and masks are dangerous.
US Surgeon General said masks were dangerous.
Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox is deeply saddened that she won’t have news crews taping her going out for pizza while quarantined.
Better luck next outbreak, Kaci!
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