Does it impose a widespread threat?
WHO speaks out on Ebola dangers Published time: It comes as the death toll reaches overthe World Health Organization reported. The most severe cases of the illness have had a 90 percent fatality rate, and there is no vaccine, cure or specific treatment.
New figures released by the WHO on Tuesday indicate there have been suspected cases in Guinea, of them fatal. Sixty-seven of the cases were confirmed in WHO laboratories. Also, the WHO is concerned that the deadly virus is spreading from the epicenter in the forests of southern Guinea. Concerning that violent reaction, Fukuda stressed the importance of "getting out as much accurate information as possible to communities and the countries affected, reducing the rumors, so that people have facts to work with.
Other countries across West Africa have been bracing against the epidemic, with Senegal closing its border with Guinea. The situation is especially worrying for the country, which depends on the tourist heavily industry, with 1 million visitors in In Liberia, there have been 21 cases, including 10 fatalities, of which five have been confirmed as Ebola.
Also, Mali has seen nine suspected cases, with tests so far showing two of them did not have the virus. Ebola was first discovered in in what is currently the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The largest-ever outbreak was in in Uganda, with cases, about half of whom died, according to WHO estimates.A Senegalese hygienist demonstrates how to protect oneself against the Ebola virus on April 8, at Dakar airport, during a visit of the Senegalese health minister to check the safety measures put in place to fight against the virus' spread in western Africa.
1. The most dangerous virus is the Marburg virus. It is named after a small and idyllic town on the river Lahn - but that has nothing to do with the disease itself.
The Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus. As with Ebola, the Marburg virus causes convulsions and bleeding of mucous membranes, skin and organs. It has a fatality rate of 90 percent. 2. What are the signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease? Ebola virus in Liberia creates body recovery dangers.
The wail of an ambulance doesn't always mean help is on the way in Liberia's capital. Instead, it often signals the arrival of a "dead body.
Ebola is dangerous because it is a virus. Ebola can be spread through direct contact with blood, organs, vomit and sexual contact. Ebola can also be transported through The dead of the Ebola Virus. Watch video · Ebola virus in Liberia creates body recovery dangers The wail of an ambulance doesn't always mean help is on the way in Liberia's capital.
Ebola Virus: a Clear and Present Danger Eileen M. Burd DepartmentofPathologyandLaboratoryMedicineandDepartmentofMedicine,DivisionofInfectiousDiseases. The Ebola virus first appeared during two outbreaks in Africa. Ebola gets its name from the Ebola River, which is near one of the villages in the Democratic . The Ebola virus, also referred to as Ebola hemorrhagic fever because of one of its most visible symptoms, is an incurable disease with a very high fatality rate. It was first identified in Some doctors have noted a fatality rate of at least 60 per cent, but .
Instead, it often signals the arrival of a "dead body management team" tasked with safely collecting and disposing of the corpses of people who died in confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola.