Ebola virus sweeping through Africa

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Concern is growing in Africa as the Ebola virus continues to spread.

Over the weekend two American doctors were airlifted home after contracting the virus.

Late last week the virus reached a fourth country with a death in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city.

Nigeria has closed and quarantined the hospital where the man died  while Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have shut almost all their borders and banned public gatherings.

This latest outbreak has killed 672 people and is the world’s biggest and most widespread outbreak of Ebola.

Ebola is a deadly disease which is passed through contact with bodily fluids of infected patients or eating infected meat.

There is no known cure  although chances of survival improve dramatically with early detection and treatment.

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8 Responses

  1. It’s sad how someone people with ebola just sits in a blocked off area so no one else would catch the sickness and just due within 7 days.

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