Navigation Links
Pneumonic Plague Kills 22 People in Congo

Pneumonic plague is a respiratory disease and is endemic to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where sporadic outbreaks are known to occur//. If the disease is not diagnosed at an initial stage then proves to be fatal to the patient. If diagnosed at an early stage then the patient can be completely cured with antibiotics.

The disease has already killed 22 people and this highly contagious disease is spreading like a wild fire. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has asked the WHO to help it contain an outbreak. Jerome Souquet, MSF Head in Ituri district has called in volunteers who have the capacity to conduct active searches for suspected cases and identification of individuals in contact with suspected cases to mobilize resources. The outbreak has to be controlled before it spirals out of control.

The epidemic spread to new areas due to the prevailing insecurity in the central African country. It is difficult to identify infected locals as they are scattered around the thickly forested region. MSF is currently treating 144 patients and have deployed medical teams to set up isolation centres in two new districts. If the disease is not contained quickly then it could affect five different areas in the Rethy district. Some of the areas are inaccessible which could endanger the life of about 100,000 people resulting in alarming consequences on the health situation.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pneumonic plague Might Be Responsible For The epidemic In Congo - WHO
2. Disabling Key Protein may Give Physicians Time to Treat Pneumonic Plague
3. Sequencing of the Plague
4. Plague creates panic in India
5. Tobacco plant based Vaccine against Plague
6. Mosquito Plague Reported From Western Australia
7. Health Services Plagued By Corruption
8. Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades
9. Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico
10. Plague Proteome Reveals Proteins Linked to Infection
11. Disabling Key Protein may Give Physicians Time to Treat Pneumonic Plague
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... “Letters From Home”: a moving compilation of ... value to God. “Letters From Home” is the creation of published author, John Allred, ... Cabinet of Jerry Savelle Ministries International, who has traveled and ministered on four continents. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Egg ... life. Although frozen embryos have a slight statistical advantage for live births, frozen ... a wonderful opportunity for women undergoing medical treatment or who are concerned about ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... With ProSlideshow Portrait from ... easy to do. Users can select from up to two layers of subject matter ... of a mouse all within Final Cut Pro X. , With ProSlideshow ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/processcapabilityindices      ... things wrong, run afoul of The Quality System Regulation (§820.250), and Devicemakers find ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... lunch and learn with Infinity Behavioral Health Services for professionals in the addiction ... a Commercial Payer Audit . , Insurance companies and state and federal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/5/2017)... -- Just 18 months after its February 2016 launch, market ... appointment of three new senior people to its rapidly ... and James Wright bring decades of ... Tammy Wynne joins as Director, Value ... has over ten years, experience in global market access ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... , Sept. 1, 2017 Michael ... Solutions, Inc , highlights opportunities for growth in his ... report that Marlin Equity is seeking a buyer for ... annual award-winning 22-year-old healthcare solutions Value Added Reseller and ... "As the healthcare market ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... , Sept. 1, 2017  Bayer will present the latest ... Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress, September 8-12 in ... include new preclinical and clinical data on Bayer,s marketed portfolio ... pipeline projects. "We ... minds in cancer research at ESMO," said Carsten Brunn ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: