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Survival News: Ebola Outbreak Declared in Congo

Survival News: Ebola Outbreak Declared in Congo

It’s like 2014 all over again. The World Health Organization declared an ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the weekend, shortly before confirming two more suspected cases in the region. There are reportedly 11 cases, out of 19 suspected cases, and 3 deaths, in Congo’s northern Bas-Uele Province. The WHO confirmed that a strain responsible for one of the deaths was confirmed to be the same as has been present in the region before. The WHO is seeking out 125 people who may have come into contact with the virus, and it still remains unclear how the first […]

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Bioterrorism Guide: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Bioterrorism Guide: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

While most of the known outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola and Hantavirus, have seemingly happened organically, they could be incredibly dangerous if weaponized. Typically communicated zoonotically, or from humans to animals, viral hemorrhagic fevers have high mortality rates and are highly contagious. One of the factors that is worrisome about viral hemorrhagic fevers and bioterrorism is that it is highly communicable and could easily cause great devastation in a short period of time, as we saw in West Africa in 2014. However, the feat it would take to actually develop a weaponized hemorrhagic fever is great. During […]

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