EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES 4-8-2014: West Africa Ebola Outbreak Among ‘Most Challenging’ Ever, The African Ebola Outbreak That Keeps Getting Worse, Should The West Be Worried, And Outbreak Will Take 2 To 4 Months To Contain.

Posted: April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
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SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINKS AND VIDEO: Ebola Outbreak in West Arica has left residents in surrounding areas from where the virus began in fear. It has become an unprecedented event as The Ebola Virus moves from Guinea, Liberia, Mali and the first reported contraction of it in Ghana. WHO says the Outbreak will take 2 to 4 months to contain as it faces it’s most Challenging task of the Virus. Should the West be concern that the Outbreak could spread? What are the possibilities that the Ebola Outbreak could make it out of Africa and onto other continents? Truly a scary scenario as the world holds it breath for containment of the virus.

UNPRECEDENT EVENT

YAHOO.COM: West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is among the “most challenging” ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said Tuesday, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111.

Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the agency was concerned about the spread of the outbreak from its hub in the forests of southern Guinea.

“We have not had an Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa before,” said Fukuda, whose agency has rushed scores of aid workers to the region to contain the epidemic.

“This is one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced,” he said READ MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/west-africa-ebola-outbreak-among-most-chilling-ever-154200277.html;_ylt=AwrTWfwRIkRTVUcASETQtDMD

WHEN WILL RELIEF COME

GHANA REPORT THEIR FIRST CASE

WASHINGTON POST:It began early this year in the forested villages of southeast Guinea. For months, the infected went undiagnosed. It wasn’t until March 23 that the news finally hit the World Health Organization. And by then, Ebola had already claimed 29 lives, the organization reported in a one-paragraph press release.

Since then, the organization has dispatched nine additional updates on a ballooning outbreak that’s received modest notice in the West, but has sent waves of panic across the African continent.

March 24: The outbreak is “rapidly evolving.” 59 dead. 86 confirmed cases.

March 27: The sickness spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. 66 dead. 103 confirmed cases READ MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/04/07/the-african-pandemic-that-keeps-getting-worse/?tid=hp_mm

VDU’s BLOG:The Ebola virus disease (EVD) case chart adjacent is based on the latest Disease Outbreak News (DON) from the World Health Organization (WHO) posted at the Global Alert and Response (GAR) site [1] and at the African Regional Office (WHO-AFRO) [2].

 There are roughly 163 suspected, probable and laboratory-confirmed cases including 95 deaths (58.3% proportion of fatal cases) for which only 56 (34.4%) have been confirmed by laboratory testingREAD MORE: http://virologydownunder.blogspot.com/2014/04/ebola-virus-disease-evd-outbreak-in.html

USATODAY: A virus that causes people to bleed from their ears and pops open blood vessels has spread from remote tropical forests in Guinea to the West African country’s teeming capital.

It has hopped the border to Liberia and is suspected in more than 90 deaths in an outbreak Doctors Without Borders has called “unprecedented.” It is almost always deadly, and there is no vaccine or treatment.

EXPLAINER: All you need to know about the virus

Is it time to panic READ MORE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/06/ebola-virus-west-africa/7314875/

NEWS ON EBOLA OUTBREAK

YAHOO NEWS.COM: A “challenging” outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is expected to take from two to four months to contain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

The virus is still spreading in three “hotspots” of Guinea Forestiere, a southeastern region some 900 km (560 miles) from Guinea’s capital of Conakry, a city which has itself reported 20 cases to date, the United Nations agency said READ MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-still-spreading-expects-outbreak-last-2-4-145626363–finance.html;_ylt=AwrSyCXRI0RTQDIAV0fQtDMD

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