Ebola cases surge

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    The Ebola virus outbreak that began this spring in Guinea, West Africa, is refusing to fade out. Cases have spread into other countries in West Africa, including Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the current case count is staggering. With about 560 suspected cases (70 percent confirmed) and a death rate of more than 65 percent, it’s the largest and most lethal Ebola virus outbreak on record. The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Is Just Getting Worse - The Daily Beast
     
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    Can ebola be prevented?...

    Ebola cannot be cured but west Africa's epidemic may have been preventable
    8 Jul 2014: The gaps in Sierra Leone's health system reflect need for support so that such diseases do not wreak havoc in future
     
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    ZMAPP given to Liberian ebola patients...

    Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving
    Aug 19,`14 -- Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.
     
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    To tell you the truth, they don't need to get grimey over that situation they need to keep every head at one whole estate and in case system of things find a better sponsor or reason to live.
     
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    Ebola virus rapidly mutating...

    Gene Studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone Show Virus Mutating Fast
    August 28, 2014 —Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday.
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    Ebola Vaccine from GSK Fast-tracked into Clinical Trials
    August 28, 2014 — An experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studies and the company plans to build a stockpile of up to 10,000 doses for emergency deployment, if results are good.
     
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    Ebola now in Senegal...

    WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'
    31 Aug.`14 — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.
     
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    interesting , wonder how big it will get .
     
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    I think the ebola virus is getting worse because it was meant to be. Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now reporting about 4,494 deaths from ebola in West Africa, but Liberia is demanding 80,000 body bags to bury its ebola dead - Liberia needs nearly 80 000 more body bags Ebola advances Breaking News Today s top news stories

    Ebola is not a new virus and is also known by various names; the virus just got re-introduced in Africa. - Viral hemorrhagic fever - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia and DoveMed


    I believe ebola, like AIDS and Swineflu, is the result of scientific experiment. However, one very effective way of fighting diseases and infections is hand-wash frequently. Also boosting your immune system with proper diet - such as eating foods high in Vitamin C, and eating your fruits and vegetables are very helpful.
     
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    Bats now carry ebola...
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    New Ebola species is reported for first time in a decade

    Jul 28, 2018 - The family of Ebola viruses has just gotten a bit bigger.[/i]
     
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    Deadly Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in Eastern DRC...
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    Deadly Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in Eastern DRC
    August 01, 2018 - Four cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, officials confirmed Wednesday.


     

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