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Ebola is one About the scouts where only his name is warned about the fear: the virus that kills about half of it infects and gets through the body fluid is quite difficult. Due to its long incubation period, healthy people may have a deadly disease several weeks before the symptoms of the disease.

This means that the best one is probably the way in which the Democratic Republic of the Congo controls infected people – monitoring their social circles and their movements while restrictions on other people. But retention is so complicated that last week the director of the disease control and prevention center Robert Redfield offered an alarming possibility. The current Ebola epidemic may be controlled, he said, and may – for the first time since the 1976 deadly virus was first revealed.

329 confirmed and alleged cases of embolal infections have been observed, so far it has become the biggest case in the history of the nation. Militia groups have been identified in the DRC's North Kew province, from the epicenter, to try to infect the efforts of people suffering from the virus. The enormous effort to vaccinate over 25,000 of the highest risk people has exceeded the transfer rates, but has not yet stemmed the wave. From October 31 to November 6, 29 new cases were reported in DRC, including three health care workers.

Now neighboring Uganda sends the virus to the 545 mile crossing border with DRC. The border is under high and heavily trafficked, with a large number of local farmers, merchants, merchants and refugees constantly moving. The region's checkpoint crosses an average of 5,000 people a day, meaning that the most lively people have maintained 20,000 times a week twice a week.

On Wednesday, the country embarked on an experimental vaccine immunization of preclinical workers, which was a good result of the previous results. The Ugandan Health Ministry said that it has 2,100 dose vaccine for doctors and nurses working in five border areas. In these areas hospitals have also been constructed with four Special Ebola Treatments, along with the employees to carry out suspicious cases. "The risk of transboundary transmission at the national level was very high," said Ugandan Health Minister Jane Ruth Azheng at a press conference last week. "Therefore, we should protect our healthcare workers."

Starting in the DRC, people who go to Uganda are subject to official check-points, which were discussed with questions and not-contact infrared thermometer aimed at the head of the body reading the body temperatures such as the main patrolman radar weapon. Fever is the first red flags for the embryo infection. The process is not authentic; Symptoms can occur within three weeks and in this part of Africa other tropical diseases can cause increase in temperature.

Beware of precaution will arise in a dramatic situation. Ebola has never before been broken out of the war zone, so in many ways the current situation is unique and unprecedented. But the bigger changes in Africa's continental-recreational populations, billions of dollars in Chinese infrastructural investments, urban landscape interfaces – some doctors of infectious disease see a long-term change in the form of embolic epilepsy. "It's a cruel irony that better ways of people and improvement will make it easier for the illness, especially when the public health system is still far behind," says Nihid Badade, director of the National Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Boston University, who worked on the front lines of 2014 Leon's front line e.

For decades, a natural disaster in which the embankment is most similar to the earthquake. Isolated, rural areas and health workers could quickly treat infected people and seal the disease. But when the disease is in a much more populated area or in the conflict zone, it's much easier to lose people's trauma. Knowing what a big explosion becomes impossible. If the disease go to Uganda, says Bhadelia, it will not be just a new epicenter, it will be another example of Ebola's changing profile.

With Uganda, there is already a great resource that public health experts are more concerned with Embola, which continue to control territories controlled by rebel groups. "We can not get into the red security zone where we do not have access," says Mike Ryan, assistant general director of emergency preparedness and response in the World Health Organization. "Ebola uses cracks, so more we can keep it open, better."

Returning to Ireland, where he returned from a month in North Kyiv by coordinating the World Health Organization's health reaction, Ryan expressed cautious optimism, and the teams were eventually brought up on the name of the second wave of epidemics that began in mid-September in Beni. "Almost completely goes into health care facilities," says Ryan.

In every field, some people are caught in a virus hospital or clinic. But in the last few weeks only health workers have understood that embolos have spread more than 300 health care facilities from the Ben's network, most of which are bad papers. Despite the fact that the victims' close friends and family vaccination workers, new cases seem to appear from thin air. last week The Washington Post As reported, there were no known epidemiological connections in previous cases from 60 to 80 percent of new confirmed cases. Ryan says that in the last few weeks, a huge push to make the researchers have to make the payments that have changed. "We have now added 93 percent of new cases to known transmitter chains," he says. Surveillance groups started registering and vaccinating contacts using tablets. By spreading information about the new geographical location of such information, they begin to create models to understand where the widespread virus is.

"The fear of this thing happens to endemic is real and rational, but we also need to see that as the worst scenario," says Ryan. "We still have plenty of opportunities to get this virus in the box, we just have to go back to the people who threaten the front line and push for the next three to six weeks, it will be a long march but I do not think we should restore the white flag . "


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