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Five things you did not want to know about Ebola

By RA’EESA PATHER | 2014-08-06 17:11:10.0 | COMMENTS [ 1 ]

Since March 2014, 932 people across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have died in what is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever. More than 1,700 cases of the disease have been reported, with three new cases reported in Nigeria on Tuesday.

As the virus continues its deadly journey, here are some things you probably don’t want to know. RA'EESA PATHER reports.

There’s a whole lot of Ebola

To date, there are five known strains of Ebola that exist. They are: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Côte d’Ivoire, Ebola-Reston, and Ebola-Bundibugyo. Ebola-Zaire is the deadliest and it is this strain that is now sweeping through West Africa. Some researchers, however, argue that the outbreak virus is a newer strain of Ebola.

But the question remains: how soon can the spread of Ebola be stopped?

Source: DailyVox

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seg1984

Aish, This Ebola is a serious disease and is really risky because now even health workers get infected and die...what about the kids?We just have to pray with all our hearts for the infected people to get well and also for our lovely country not to be affected..... The thing is,I dont believe in the precautions South Africa is claiming to take.........I believe stopping the in and out movement of people to and from the Ebola affected areas will help us a lot.....Monitoring temparature at the airport is not a save precuations because people will be feverish after some days of infection

2014-08-29 08:18:38.0 | 0 replies
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