Moscow, December 30 (Sputnik). – A US citizen who has traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to join forces to counteract the current outbreak of Ebola virus in the northeastern African country was placed under the supervision of a Nebraska University doctor when he suspected possible pathogens.
According to data published by the medical center on its website, a person who has "no symptoms of ebola," however, the situation requires constant monitoring of their status.
"This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and has no risk of infection," said Ted Cieslak, a specialist in infections at the University Medical Center.
It is stated that the observation period can be extended up to two weeks.
According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the epidemic of ebola in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri has so far caused a total of 360 deaths, out of 593 cases, including 545 confirmed cases. ; 203 people have managed to recover.
The disease of Ebola virus is a serious disease that often leads to a deadly outbreak, and mortality reaches 50 percent.
It is spreading from person to person through direct contact with organs, blood or other body fluids of the infected person, either by direct contact with contaminated materials, accompanied by fever, weakness and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, kidney dysfunction and liver and, in some cases, internal and external bleeding.
The incubation period of the virus varies between two and 21 days. (Satellite)