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Ebola viruses

Ebola viruses

For current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by Ebola virus.

After the virus has been contracted, the symptoms show up after 3 days and primarily in the form of sore throat, fever muscle pain and headaches.

And it so happens that the people who tend to show all the effect, start bleeding and this in turns spreads like a wild fire among other people.

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But just like any other deadly disease, it can be prevented from spreading over to humans from animals by checking such animals for any kind of infections and then safe disposal of dead bodies.

 

People died in Monrovia and there have been a lot of unclaimed bodies of Ebola. A lot of death cases have been coming to light as well and the death rates have been so alarming that they are predicted to rise in the coming times. The disease often has a high mortality rate between 50 percent and 90 percent.

There have been a large number of treatments that are under study to find which can be the best treatment for this deadly disease. The E Bola is now considered an epidemic sweeping away 3 nations in West Africa and can last for 1 year to 2 years affecting hundreds of people in the area.

The researchers have a lot to add on it. At various Universities around the world, there have been about 20,000 cases that are reported in a month. The worst affected has been cities like Monrovia which is the capital of Liberia.

 

There have been more than 4000 people to have been the victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa alone. Because it cannot be eliminated so far, the villages have been quarantined so that they do not spread elsewhere.

Liberia is still to emerge from the drastic effects of civil war that lasted for a decade till 2003. Seems like Ebola is another eclipse in its fate that has stuck and the nation is supposed to get into the same deplorable state as it was earlier before the tiny recovery. The health agencies have been warning of an exponential rise in the Ebola cases in Liberia since majority of the deaths have taken place here.

But there is positive news and a ray of hope to be seen. The gates foundation has promised to contribute $50 to provide as an aid to handle the Ebola in the affected countries. But also it is said that there is an urgent need to curb the Bio hazard containment in Africa.

The Gates Foundation set up by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have promised to release funds for the support of E Bola.

 

The United Nations Organization and other related agencies have also taken a step forward and have offered partnerships to speed up the fight against Ebola with reliable drugs and vaccines. All these organizations want to ensure that the disease is curbed down as soon as possible so that all the sufferings can be stopped and any future outbreaks can be controlled.

UK has also extended support by contributing $400 to the UN and setting up a 62 bed medical treatment in Sierra Leone.

The European Union also doesn't lag behind much and has announced release of $180 to help the govt in West Africa to enhance their health services so that the disease can be controlled down to the minimal level. More countries are dropping in to help.

It is imperative that states immediately come to help whenever there is an epidemic or any deadly disease spread.

 

 

References

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/