Ebola And How Canada Is Involved
By Sarah Richey
What Is Ebola? And All About It!
Ebola first surfaced in 1976, Ebola is a very deadly disease that began last summer in the four West African countries. This includes: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. By mid-August, 1,069 people had died, and another 1,975 ill with the harsh disease. It seemed to be the largest outbreak the world has EVER seen! Those infected with Ebola first start off with some flu-like symptoms. Such as: fever, headache, muscle aches, pains, and a sore that. Then the worse comes in such as: vomiting, diarrhea, then external and internal bleeding. Currently, there is no vaccine against Ebola, and obviously no known cure. The death rate, up to 90%, is among the highest of any disease! This time, about 60% of that are dying, sadly. But on the good side is that hospital care can improve a victims chance of survival. Ebola IS spread from human to human, but not as easily as you would think. Truth is, its actually not that contagious. To catch it requires direct contact with the blood, urine, sweat, saliva or muscle tissues of one who seem to have the symptoms. On August 8, WHO declared the Ebola outbreak an international health emergency. It urged the world to provide support. With people and resources, Ebola victims can be found and isolated. The disease can be stopped!