Commission Clarifies Rumors on the Spread of the Ebola Virus in the City
The city health and family planning commission clarified rumors on the spread of the Ebola virus in the city, after a report of a human Bocavirus was reported at the city’s airport last Friday. According to the commission the entry and exit inspection and quarantine bureau didn’t detect and cases of the virus and the reported case is on a young boy who was infected with the Bocavirus.
The rumors have caused panic and misunderstanding among citizens since the Chinese names of the two diseases are almost similar which might led to the confusion. Bocavirus which is usually transmitted through air attacks children from 6 month to 3 years of age and are susceptible to bronchitis, pneumonia, broncho-pneumonia and other diseases. Symptoms are cough, gasping, fever and diarrhea and the virus attack usually happen during the Autumn season.
China still remain on high alert against the Ebola virus and have already caused 4,500 deaths with the worst hit places of the outbreak started in West Africa. No cases have been reported in China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission is working with medical institutions for the preparations for potential cases.