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9 Must-Know Facts About The Ebola Virus Spreading Across West Africa


Health & Wellness  (tags: West Africa, Ebola Outbreak, risks, safety, treatment, health, disease, research, protection, medicine, news, illness, death )

Carrie
- 52 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history is still ravaging countries in West Africa, particularly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. And the troubling news continues with the recent report that the head doctor treating patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone



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AniMae Chi (407)
Monday July 28, 2014, 3:42 am
Quite horrific, i wonder if extra screening measures are taken for international travellers from the infected areas.
 

John S. (303)
Monday July 28, 2014, 4:26 am
I guess the moral of the story is don't eat bats.
 

Farah Hage Ali (159)
Monday July 28, 2014, 9:36 am
Awareness is important to limit the deadly effects of this diseases, God help West Africa
Thank you for sharing
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Monday July 28, 2014, 11:23 am
Thank for the update of Ebola knowledge, Carrie. It is important that we understand how this virus is transmitted and in what stage it is. From the rather large number of known strains for a disease that has infected a rather small population it appears to be in a 'young' disease which mutates very rapidly and at that time is the most virulent. We've seen the same happen when the AIDS virus was first discovered.

More knowledge is also important to educate people and keep them from scaremongering with ridiculous claims like "illegal immigrants from South America bringing Ebola with them".

Our news reported that Cameroon now has closed its borders, allowing travellers to pass after a check on the disease. It is as much as they can do, but I hope it has no ill effects on the people and on the country's economy. They are hard enough time as it is.
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Monday July 28, 2014, 11:25 am
Saw this on the news, thank you.
 

Phil P. (91)
Monday July 28, 2014, 1:02 pm
We, the West, need to solve their problem before it becomes it truly become our problem in the here and now.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday July 28, 2014, 1:41 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Carrie B. (304)
Monday July 28, 2014, 1:53 pm
If this isn't stopped and a cure found it will soon be God help the world!
 

Dave C. (214)
Monday July 28, 2014, 2:16 pm
how awful.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 12:48 am
Thanke you Carrie for this article.
 

Victoria Oakey (112)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 1:42 am
Horribe and worrying.. Ty for the information.
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 7:32 am
Noted.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 2:53 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Catman P. (912)
Tuesday July 29, 2014, 8:14 pm
ty
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 5:32 am
The warning to human destruction
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 6:33 am
Noted
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 8:20 am
This is scary! I know someone who's doing Peace Corps work in Liberia. I hope she's okay.
 

EvaSick Davis (68)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:29 am
Hope they can find a vaccine or something to help these people.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 12:53 pm
Noted This is pretty scary. I hope that they have stopped international flights from coming or going. WHO is involved so I'm sure that they have. I don't understand why they would eat the bats if it is known to cause this, you would think that they would be scared to eat them. It sounds pretty disgusting anyways, i sure hope that they can get this under control. These poor people have to be terrified.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:06 pm
FYI for any one who is interested I checked and flights in or out of west Africa have been grounded.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28550906
 

Mary R. (256)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:10 pm
Noted, very scary
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:37 am
noted
 
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