Ebola virus hits Africa

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The number of people killed by the Ebola virus rises as the disease continues to spread.

The World Health Organisation have just release figures that 100 have been killed by the virus in Guinea alone. Another 10 have died in neighbouring Liberia while countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda have also been hit.

The aid organization Doctors Without Borders has called the outbreak unprecedented.

Most other cases of the disease have been in small areas and not entire continents.

Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest viruses, causing a hemorrhagic fever that kills up to 90% of those infected.

It spreads in the blood and shuts down the immune system, causing high fever, headache and muscle pain, often accompanied by bleeding.

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