July 2019: Ebola Update
There has been an outbreak of Ebola in the Northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Also known as hemorrhagic fever, Ebola is a deadly disease that occasionally appears around Africa. This disease spreads to others through contact with blood and bodily fluids, as well as through infected animals. Travellers are advised to consult with physicians before any plans to travel to the country, or neighbouring lands as well. If you do decide to visit, immediately seek care and isolate yourself from others if you suffer from symptoms such as body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, weakness, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, or red eyes. In more severe cases, patients may suffer from internal or external bleeding. In affected areas, be careful with whom you come in contact with, and take extra precaution for 3 weeks after leaving the area. Do not travel elsewhere under any circumstances until you are cleared by health officials to do so.