Ebola:The True Story

by:Mackenzie P. 7th period

I stare at the T.V in horror as I saw many families with tears in there eyes as the fact that there loved ones have died from Ebola. Some people are upset about Ebola, some are terrified if it will spread to there families and homes. Other people are trying to stop it from causing more damage and some are helping with finding cures. This shows how important it is to help others in need.


Ebola started showing up around 1976, nobody knows for sure where it came from but scientist believe it came from somewhere in Europe. Its be nearly 38 years since the first Ebola sightings. But the same question has been buzzing around "What Exactly is Ebola?"


Ebola is a harmful yet rare disease by infection. It spreads through blood and with fluid from infected bodies. Scientist average about 7,000 people have died from 2014 to 1976 around the world. The largest Ebola outbreak was in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014.


Something's you should do to keep safe from Ebola is to avoid traveling to Ebola hit country's. Wash up well, cook your meat completely and avoid contact with virus. The symptoms for Ebola are vomiting, headaches and diarrhea. About 20% of the world has been infected and its really rare, so you don't need to worry. We also have a shot called USV-ZEBOV to prevent Ebola, there's also a pill called Z Mapp that may cure anyone who is infected.


People are also upset with President Barrack Obama is refusing to shut down the borders. "In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we've taken new measures so that we're prepared here at home."- President Barrack Obama. Some people believe this unfair.

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