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"Drastic Action" Needed to Contain Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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"Drastic Action" Needed to Contain Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The World Health Organization is calling for "drastic action" to contain the outbreak of Ebola currently raging in West Africa. Since the outbreak began four months ago, it has spread from Guinea to nearby Sierra Leone and Liberia, infected more than 600 people, and claimed nearly 400 lives, making it the largest Ebola outbreak in terms of cases, deaths, and geographical spread. Despite the presence of 150 experts, the number of reported cases and deaths is still rising daily, threatening the entire region and beyond. The charity Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, says the outbreak is out of control. More...
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 2:57:00 AM

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There was a movie many years ago about Ebola. It had afflicted an African village and the US military, in a desperate attempt to stop the spread, sent a bomber to drop an implosion bomb which killed all the villagers and even the WHO medical experts. The implosion special effect was quite impressive. I suppose an implosion is considered safer by the scriptwriters as compared to an explosion as any outlying infected hosts will be pulled in and killed as well. Of course, the movie did not end there; it spread to the US as well.
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 6:07:06 PM

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Why Ebola is so dangerous?

Ebola is a viral illness whose initial symptoms can include a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain and a sore throat, according to the World Health Organization. And that is just the beginning: the next stage is vomiting, diarrhoea and - in some cases - both internal and external bleeding.

The disease infects humans through close contact with infected animals, including chimpanzees, fruit bats and forest antelope.

It then spreads from one person to another: by direct contact with infected blood, bodily fluids or organs, or indirectly through contact with contaminated environments. Even funerals of Ebola victims can be a risk, if mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased.


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