They adduced the recent outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus in the East African country as reason for their desire to have the worldwide friendly called-off. People can also get the virus through sexual contact as well. It is a hemorrhagic fever, marked by spontaneous bleeding from internal organs and, in most cases, death.
The Ministry of Health of the DRC informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that two out of five samples collected from five patients tested positive for Ebola at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in Kinshasa.
WHO's Africa director, Matshidiso Moeti, told Reuters on Sunday: "We're working on the deployment of these materials, especially readying the cold chain".
The WHO is planning to begin a vaccination campaign in the area, near the border with the Republic of Congo, using an available stockpile of an experimental vaccine.Читайте также: Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over faulty MacBook Keyboards
"However, any country facing such a threat may require global assistance".
Concise News gathered that the outbreak was first confirmed by the organisation on May 8 with the two cases occurring at Bikoro health zone, Equateur province. This is an area where people connect, trade and travel - an environment ripe for spreading disease, the BBC reported.
Unfortunately, there's now no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, although researchers are working on potential new vaccines an drug therapies that are being developed and tested. Being aware of Ebola disease, including its symptoms, risk factors and control practices, can help prevent or reduce the chance of catching the infection.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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