Moscow, December 30 (Sputnik) .- US citizens traveling to the Democratic Republic of Congo to join efforts to fight the current Ebola virus outbreak in northeast Africa, were placed under surveillance at the doctor's center of the University of Nebraska when he suspected the possibility pathogen.
According to data published by the medical center on its website, the individuals at issue "have no symptoms of Ebola", however, the situation requires constant monitoring of their status.
"This person may have been infected with a virus, but he is not sick and there is no risk of infection," said Ted Cieslak, an infection specialist at the university's medical center.
It was determined that the observation period could be extended to two weeks.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ebola outbreaks in North Kivu province and Ituri have caused a total of 360 deaths, from 593 cases, including 545 confirmed. ; 203 people recovered.
Ebola virus disease is a serious disease that often leads to deadly results, with a death rate reaching 50 percent.
It spreads from person to person either through direct contact with infected organs, blood or body fluids, or indirect contact with contaminated material, and is accompanied by fever, weakness and muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, kidney dysfunction and liver and, in some cases, internal and external bleeding.
The incubation period for viruses varies between two and 21 days. (Sputnik)