#Ebola virus

Outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea with 4 confirmed cases become a cause of concern for the global world. (Photo Credit: Pixabay/Representative)

  • The outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has become a great cause of concern
  • The US said, "We must do everything in our power to respond quickly, effectively"
  • The Demoratic Republic of Congo begun the Ebola vaccination drive soon after 4 confirmed cases

.Gouécké, Guinea
Guinea's health chief called Ebola an "epidemic" after seven cases were confirmed in the nation. (Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • The Guinea health minister said that the officials are planning to isolate all suspected cases
  • The fresh infections have been reported five years after Guinea declared itself free of Ebola
  • The virus cases have been recorded in the same southeastern region where it had previously emerged

.Gouécké, Guinea
Ebola was first identified in central Africa in 1976. (Photo Credit: Pixabay/Representative)

  • The tropical virus was named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- then known as Zaire
  • Those infected do not become contagious until symptoms appear
  • Infected person become more and more contagious until just after their death, which poses great risks during funerals

According to Guniea's health ministry, four people died on Saturday from Ebola. (Representational image: Unsplash)

  • This marks the first instance of Ebola-induced deaths in the country since a 2013-2016 epidemic in neighbouring Guinea
  • The new deaths occurred in Guinean town of Gouecke close to Liberia's north-eastern border
  • No cases, however, have been detected so far

.DR Congo
The latest case of Ebola virus was discovered in the east DR Congo. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • The woman who started showing signs on February 1, died two days later
  • This death comes three months after authorities declared the end of a previous epidemic
  • Health Minister Eteni Longondo confirmed the news