Ebola is raising its ugly head in the Congo, back in 2014 it ravaged Liberia. Reports are that the disease spread from a rural area and is making its way to the urban center. Officials claim that they are intent on vaccinating to prevent this from happening.
Ebola is highly contagious and in most cases fatal. It is a variant of hemorrhagic fever. The disease begins with symptoms similar to the flu, as it progresses the victim begins to bleed through the nose, mouth and eyes. As of now, there is no known cure for the disease. It is spread through contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person.
Their plan is to vaccinate high risk people like medical personnel and people whom have been exposed to victims. The vaccine, called ZMapp, is experimental and has not been tested. Seven people have been given the vaccine (they claim it is not a vaccine but call it a therapeutic drug), of the seven two have died.
At this time, the WHO has not declared the outbreak a health emergency but if it is like the outbreak back in 2014, it’s just a matter of time.