EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATES 4-18-2014 : 42 New Ebola Cases Reported In West Africa, A Dangerous New Strain, And Re-emergence of Ebola Calls For Global Surveillance Strategies

Posted: April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWS LINKS AND VIDEOS: The Outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is a dangerous New Strain claimed a virologists. 42 new cases of the disease have been confirmed as the virus keeps spreading in that part of the world. EcoHealth Alliance published a comprehensive review today examining the current state of the deadly Ebola. The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to combat the emergence of infectious diseases. Hopefully the Virus can be contained very soon or the whole world will experience this deadly disease very soon. Thank you for visiting These Christian Times and God Bless You

West Africa Grapples With Deadly Ebola Virus

 

XINHUANET.COM: A total of 42 new cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), including suspected and confirmed cases, were reported in West Africa in the past three days, according to a latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

In an EVD status update published Thursday on its website, the WHO says that death toll from the Ebola virus increased from 121 to 137 in the past three days, with most of the new deaths, or 87 percent, reported in Guinea.

The total number of suspected and confirmed EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has jumped from 194 to 236 in the past three days. Most of the new cases came from Guinea and Sierra Leone.

There is still no cure for the deadly Ebola virus disease which has an incubation period between two and 21 days and carries a fatality rate of up to 90 percent READ MORE:

Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking its name from the Ebola River where the DR Congo outbreak was found in a nearby village READ MORE:http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-04/18/c_133273774.htm

MEDICS OVERWHELMED

BRIETBART.COM: The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said.

The outbreak is the first to be recorded in west Africa, but researchers said the virus causing it did not come from other countries where Ebola already circulates

An international team of scientists unravelled the genome of the virus and found it to be distinct from strains in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, though they share an ancestor.

The virus is of the EBOV type — one of three species that have caused outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday READ MORE: http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/a7605077-a258-4c85-8c64-df7b27792fe8

SCIENCEDAILY.COM: EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on conservation and global public health issues, published a comprehensive review today examining the current state of knowledge of the deadly Ebola and Marburg virus. The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to combat the emergence of infectious diseases such as the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has claimed the lives of 122 people in the countries of Guinea and Liberia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the deadly Ebola virus can cause mortality rates up to 90 percent of those individuals who contract the disease. No cure or vaccine exists for Ebola hemorrhagic fever and public health officials are concerned about further spread of the virus in the region.

The virus is transmitted from person to person through contact with infected blood or bodily fluids, but the origin of each outbreak is ultimately linked to wildlife. The consumption of bushmeat in Guinea may possibly serve as the transmission point from wildlife to human populations for the disease READ MORE: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140417133505.htm

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