giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com August 17, 2018


Fresh Ebola outbreak hits DR Congo

09 May 2018, 05:29 | Rodolfo Wallace

Shock Ebola outbreak in Congo - 10 new cases suspected and two confirmed

Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where health officials confirmed an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

A source in the central African country's ministry of health said more details would be provided in a formal announcement later today. It said of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for Ebola.

Since that time, no deaths have been reported among those hospitalised or among health workers treating the ill, it said.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising), abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The post Fresh Ebola Outbreak In Congo, 17 Dead appeared first on Ngyab. The virus is transmitted to individuals from wild animals and spreads within the human inhabitants by means of human-to-human transmission.

Doctors Without Borders is one of the organizations who will assist the WHO, and the response will be modelled after the methods used in a 2017 Ebola outbreak that occurred in another DRC province.

No hidden room in King Tut's tomb, researchers say
King Tut's treasures are being transferred to a new museum that's being built on the outskirts of Cairo , near the Giza Pyramids. However, this new research showed no such indication of any suspicious walls, nor any large empty voids lurking behind them.


Disney Might Not Buy Fox (And X-Men And Deadpool) After All
Shares of Twenty First Century Fox rose nearly three percent on Tuesday after Reuters reported that cable operator Comcast Corp . But regulatory fears could wane if a federal judge allows AT&T Inc .to acquire HBO-owner Time Warner Inc .


AG Morrisey: Blankenship Breaking Ethics Law
Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr ., tweeted Thursday that he thinks a Blankenship nomination guarantees another Manchin term. In April, GOP strategists launched Mountain Families PAC, investing in six-figure television advertisement buys.


The deadly virus was first discovered in the DRC in the 1970s.

"WHO is closely working with other partners, including Médecins Sans Frontières, to ensure a strong, response to support the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to prevent and control the spreading of the disease from the epicentre of iIkoko Iponge Health Zone to save lives", said Dr Allarangar Yokouide, WHO Representative in the DRC.

Hoping to cease the unfold of Ebola to surrounding provinces and global locations, the World Health Organization additionally launched $1 million from a contingency fund to help its actions for the following three months.

Further downstream the river flows past Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa and Brazzaville, capital of neighbouring Congo Republic - two cities with a combined population of over 12 million people.

An effective response to the 2017 EVD outbreak was achieved through the timely alert by local authorities of suspect cases, immediate testing of blood samples due to strengthened national laboratory capacity, the early announcement of the outbreak by the government, rapid response activities by local and national health authorities with the robust support of worldwide partners, and speedy access to flexible funding. Congolese authorities approved the use of an experimental new vaccine but did not deploy it during last year's outbreak that killed four people.



Other News

Trending Now

MotoGP, Marquez unstoppable in Jerez, Ducati omelette, Iannone 3rd
In the 9th lap Hondo's Marquez makes his move and takes the lead with Dovizioso moving ahead of Pedrosa to take third. Ducati riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso smashed together with Honda's Dani Pedrosa with 16 laps to go.

Avenatti calls Giuliani appearance a 'disaster'
Giuliani said he had "no knowledge" of whether Cohen made other payments to women on Trump's behalf. Last week, Giuliani, supported by Trump, said the president had reimbursed Cohen.

Beware, users! This Whatsapp forward can cause your phone to crash
Not exactly dishonest, but still a risky appeal to the human tendency to screw around and press buttons we shouldn't. The bad thing about message bombs is that they crash the user's smartphone after the user clicked on the message.

Starbucks and Nestle Team Up on $7 Billion Coffee Deal
Nestle hinted past year that it was looking at focusing on higher-growth areas like pet care, coffee and infant nutrition. The business has annual sales of US$2 billion, about 9 percent of Starbucks' total revenue.

Fitbit rolls out female health tracking and Android quick replies
The Versa even offers fitness guidance via Fitbit Coach and allows for swim tracking, boasting a water-resistance up to 50 meters. Fitbit says it takes about two cycles for the app to really get to know your cycle to make more accurate predictions.

'Arrested Development' Gets Political In New Trailer For Season 5
Season five of Arrested Development will debut on the streaming service May 29 . At least one Arrested Development player seemed more reticent in her support.

Woman wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby day with $18 bet
Mendelssohn, the European-trained colt that was a 6-1 favorite, struggled and finished last in the 20-horse field. Bravazo, who finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby , probably will run in the Preakness for trainer D.

Johnny Manziel hospitalized after reaction to prescription drug
If he does, it's a two-year deal and he's still waiting to see if an National Football League comes calling for him. Manziel hasn't played pro football since flaming out of the NFL after the 2015 season.

China's trade surplus with U.S. widens to $22.19B in April
Customs information released Tuesday showed that imports enlarged 12.9 per cent year-on-year in dollar terms. Both exports and imports beat economists' expectations.

Uber Autonomous Car Detected Pedestrian Before Fatal Impact but Didn't Stop
The NTSB is expected to issue a preliminary report on the Arizona Uber crash in the coming weeks, a spokesman said. The company has also hired former NTSB Chair Christopher Hart "to advise us on our overall safety culture".