All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ebola virus’

Ebola In Boston? Nope, Just A Scare

Now that the Ebola virus has made its way to the United States, everyone is on edge and worried that it will spread throughout our country as fast as it has spread in West Africa. Over 4,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, and earlier this month Thomas Eric Duncan, who was traveling from Liberia to …

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Ebola Symptoms: What You Should Watch For

Ebola is a terrifying virus and now that it has found its way to the United States, many people are scared they will contract it. While your chances of catching Ebola are still pretty slim, there are some symptoms you can watch for. Some of these symptoms mimic those of other diseases and illnesses, so if you are experiencing any …

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Ebola Virus Expert Answers Questions on Reddit

Richard Preston is the author of the non-fiction book “The Hot Zone”, which discusses the origins of several deadly viral diseases in Africa. He is an expert on viruses such as Ebola. His book offered a vision of these viruses that was so terrifying that Stephen King once said the first chapter of the book was “one of the most …

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Ebola Outbreak Is Still Spreading

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been getting worse over the last few months and now it is affecting the healthcare workers who are trying to stop the spread of the deadly disease. Over 50 healthcare workers have already died of Ebola and many more have been infected and are being treated for it. An American doctor and a …

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Ebola Outbreak May Not Be As New As Thought

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already killed 600 people. The outbreak occurred this spring, but a new study shows that the virus may have been affecting people in the region for years before the outbreak. According to the study, there was a mysterious illness affecting people in West Africa years before the outbreak. The illness was likely the …

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Ebola Virus Is Out Of Control In Africa

The Ebola virus is continuing to spread across Africa and has now killed over 300 people. The disease turned up towards the beginning of the year and has now spread to three counties within West Africa. The Ebola virus has no cure and treatments are limited. The virus is spread by body fluids and symptoms of the virus include fever, …

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Ebola Outbreak Kills 5 People In Sierra Leone

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a new Ebola Virus outbreak is responsible for the deaths of at least 5 people in Sierra Leone. “Preliminary information received from the field indicates that one laboratory-confirmed case and five community deaths have been reported from Koindu chiefdom,” the WHO’s website said, which also explained that the five cases were located along …

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Ebola Death Toll Still Rising In Africa

The Ebola outbreak that started in Guinea has spread to neighboring villages and claimed at least 142 lives. The outbreak started in March and began spreading across West Africa. Healthcare workers tried to contain the virus to prevent it from spreading but were not successful. They quarantined patients and advised anyone experiencing symptoms to be checked for the virus. By …

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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Spread

The Ebola outbreak that hit Guinea a few weeks ago is still spreading and the CDC is calling it one of the hardest viruses to control. Ebola is a type of hemorrhagic fever and symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, sore throat, and in severe cases, bleeding from the mucous membranes. The reason the Ebola outbreak is so bad and …

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Ebola Virus: Fears Mount as Mob Attacks Aid Workers

Recent media coverage seems to be focusing on the missing MH370 plane, but reports coming out of Ebola-stricken Guinea are becoming very disconcerting. Fear, anger and uncertainty led a mob to attack international aid workers struggling to contain a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus Saturday in Guinea. Doctors without Borders — which goes by its French initials MSF (Médecins …

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