Terrifying Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Kills At Least 59 People And Is Spreading Fast

This scanning electron micrograph, SEM, depicts a number of Ebola virions
This scanning electron micrograph, SEM, depicts a number of Ebola virions

A Terrifying Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Is Spreading Fast (TIME, March 24, 2014)

There are no known treatments or vaccines for the hemorrhagic fever, which kills up to 90 percent of those who become infected.

Ebola in Guinea Threatens 3-Nation Spread as Unicef Responds (Businessweek, March 24, 2014):

Africa’s biggest Ebola outbreak in seven years threatens to spread from Guinea to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia, the United Nations said.

Suspected cases of the lethal hemorrhagic disease are being investigated in southeast border areas, the World Health Organization said yesterday. At least 80 cases and 59 deaths have been recorded across the West African country, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on March 22. The capital, Conakry hasn’t been affected, government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said today, after Unicef said the outbreak had spread there.

At least 59 people dead in Guinea Ebola outbreak (CNN, March 23, 2014)

Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads in West Africa (Fox News, March 24, 2014)

 

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