Ebola is one Fears that resemble his name: it is very difficult to know that there is a virus that can kill more than half of people passing through the body and the body fluids. From the time of the long incubation period, healthy people can spread their mortality for several weeks after the symptoms originate.
Consequently, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the best, if possible, to trace infected people is to control their social groups and their movements and to limit the influence of other people for several weeks. time. However, in the DRC last week, Robert Redfield, Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was alarmed. The current epidemic of the Ebola may be out of control, he said, and for the first time in 1976, when the virus was first detected, it was forced to enforce the population.
329 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola infection have so far been the most common epidemic in the history of the country, which is slowing down. People in North Kivu, who were infected, attempted to control the movement of health workers at the epicenter of the helicopter attack. The highest risk for vaccination of more than 25,000 people has been slowed down by the massive force but has not prevented the formation of excitement. From 31 October to 6 November, ODA registered 29 new cases, including three medical workers.
Now in neighboring Uganda, the virus crosses the border with DRC 545 miles. The border has become porous and heavy, many local farmers, traders, traders and refugees are constantly in the area. The check point in the region takes average 5,000 daily, and in the strongest daily market up to 20,000 times a week.
On Wednesday, the republic began immunization of immune vaccine for leading healthcare workers, which has achieved good results in the preceding period. The Uganda Ministry of Health has 2100 doses of vaccine for doctors and nurses working in five frontier districts. In the hospitals of these districts, Ebula and four specialized health care units were built together with the waiting staff to handle any suspicious cases. "The risk of transboundary traffic is at a national level at a very high level," said Ungang Health Minister Jane Rut Agen at a press conference last week. "Therefore, we need to protect our medical staff".
Since being in the ODA, anyone in Uganda has experienced health scrutiny at official checkpoints – questions to the head and infrared thermometers, radar pistols. Fever is one of the first red flags of the Ebola infection. The process is weak; Symptoms may last up to three weeks, and many tropical diseases in this part of Africa also become more intense.
The excess of safety is due to the unstable ODA. Ebola was never in the war zone, and in many cases the present situation was unique and unprecedented. However, there has been a major shift in continental populations in Africa, the Chinese infrastructure billions of dollars in investment, the growth of urban and wild interfaces – some infectious diseaseists have seen a long-term change in Ebola. Nahid Bhadelia, Director of the National Institute for the Development of Infectious Diseases at the Boston University, said: "Improving communication between these good ways and people makes the disease easier, especially the health care system is still lagging behind," a fighter at the 2014 firefight in Sierra Leone.
For decades, Ebola has been hit by a natural disaster. One was isolated, hit by rural areas, and health workers could quickly become infected with the treatment and the disease. However, it is easier to lose people when they are in the affected areas or conflict zones. It is impossible to know how great the disease is. If the disease occurs in Uganda, Bhadelaia says: This is not a new epicenter, as another example of Ebola's changing profile.
Uganda is now more concerned about areas that are dominated by rebel groups who are now raiding Ebola, while international public health experts are providing this opportunity with substantial resources. Mike Ryan, Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response to the World Health Organization said: "We will not allow it to reach the red security zones. "Ebola uses explosives, so the better it is to keep it open."
Returning to her home in Ireland on Sunday, in North Kivu, which combines negative impacts on WHO, Ryan seems to be optimistic that the patient would be the starting point. Terrestrial teams touched something that led to the second wave of epidemic in the middle of September in the town of Bani. "It's almost entirely in medical institutions," says Ryan.
In some cases, some people have a virus in the hospital or clinic. But over the last few weeks, medical professionals have realized that Ebola has spread across Beni's network through over 300 healthcare facilities. Even when employees are close friends and family vaccination, new conditions are evident in thin air. Last week Washington Post 60-80% of the newly confirmed cases reported no pre-epidemiological linkages. According to Ryan, in the past few weeks, investigators have been putting too much pressure on their full retraining. "We have connected 93% of new cases to known networks," he said. Control groups have begun using tablets to record contact and vaccination. Depending on the geographical location of these new cases, these data will generate models to understand that the most common virus can be spread.
"The endemic of this thing is scary and rational, but we should consider it as the worst-case scenario," Ryan said. "There are still many possibilities to put this virus into the box, and we need to keep back from risking the lives of those who are threatening their lives for the next three to six weeks. It will be a long march, but I still do not think white flag should rise.
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