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Ebola Virus

I believe many of us know that Ebola virus is spread in West Africa since 2014 February. The virus started to spread in Guinea and now there are already 107 people in Liberia were infected.

Many of us heard about Ebola before, and there was also a Hong Kong movie discussed about the virus.

Ebola Virus can cause Ebola Virus Disease. The symptoms are fever, muscle pain, headaches. For more serious patient, they will vomit, diarrhea and bleeding.

The case-fatality rate for Ebola Virus is 50% to 90% and currently there are 4 types of Ebola Virus:

1. Zaire Ebola

2. Sudan Ebola

3. Reston Ebola

4. Tai Forest Ebola

Zaire Ebola has the highest case fatality rate. The case fatality rate is up to 90%.

US already categorized Ebola Virus as biohazard level 4 due to the high case-fatality rate.

Up to now, human still cannot find the anti-virus or vaccine.


Image Credit » Photo taken by Andrew Ang (myself)

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Comments

MegL wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:13 AM

Yes, this is a terrible disease, let's hope it soon slows down or they find a vaccine for it.

ashuli wrote on August 5, 2014, 10:39 PM

oh my God ! this seems to be a very fatal disease and hope soon an antidote is found to cure it

LeslieAdrienne wrote on August 8, 2014, 10:42 PM

One of the American doctors who was diagnosed with the virus in Africa, and was transported home is in good shape and is recovering.... Praise the Lord!