Saturday, November 15, 2014

What is Ebola?

In the past few months the world has been shaken by news of Ebola virus mainly affecting the Western countries of Africa. What exactly is Ebola? Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirus ( Ebola virus), whose normal host species is unknown.

 As the world trying to combat the virus by research on vaccines and the management of the pandemic the root cause of the disease remains unknown. There are controversial writings on the matter some organizations believe the virus is man made while scientific research from WHO says that the main transmitters are wild animals. Despite the fact the root cause is unknown, I remain optimistic that the world will be in solidarity with the affected people. 

Africa is a big continent of 30.2 million square kilometer square, in comparison to the whole land very few regions have been affected. Instead of global stigma let us fight this disease with sufficient knowledge and granting affected people their dignity as human beings!


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