The epidemic of global importance could overwhelm Japan

Эпидемия мирового значения может захлестнуть Японию

The Ministry of health of Japan reported that women in Saitama revealed a negative result for Ebola. This was reported JapanTimes.

The Ministry of health reported that a woman at the age of 70 years old from Saitama Prefecture recently returned from a trip to Congo.She found negative for possible Ebola infection. The audit was conducted at the medical Institute in Tokyo.

The woman, who cannot be named, returned from the Congo on July 31. Her body temperature rose to 39.2 in around 7pm on Saturday that raised suspicions about a possible Ebola infection, according to the Ministry of health, labour and social welfare of the country.

The Ministry of health reported that the woman is to stay in the hospital.

The Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Congo last year, and, according to the world health organization, the total number of confirmed deaths as of July 31 of this year amounted to 1729 people.

The Ebola virus can be transmitted only after the patient will have symptoms. Thus, the risk of infection for passengers who flew on the same flight as the woman, probably would have been “extremely low”, said the office of the Prime Minister in his Twitter account dedicated to the disaster.

People can become infected with Ebola either through contact with infected animals or through contact with the bodily fluids of infected people. Most cases are caused by transmission from person to person.

According to the Ministry of health, the incubation period of Ebola is 2 to 21 days, and the patient first suffer symptoms such as high fever, headache and muscle pain. These symptoms may be accompanied by bloody vomiting and diarrhea.