TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 24th

Last update05:59:50 AM GMT

You are here News Health Ebola cannot be cured but west Africa's epidemic may have been preventable

Ebola cannot be cured but west Africa's epidemic may have been preventable

E-mail Print PDF

ebolaThe role of the international community in current crises in the Central African Republic and northern Nigeria may be mired in confusion, but it can do something about the Ebola epidemic in west Africa.

The outbreak of the virus, which started in Guinea and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, is the deadliest in recorded history, with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the situation out of control.

There are more than 759 cases across 60 sites since the first ones were confirmed in March – that's almost 50 known cases per week and a 20% increase in cases since 23 June. Almost 500 people have died from the disease, which has spread across international borders.

Ebola has a fatality rate of up to 90% – once you have it, your chances of survival may be just one in 10. There is no vaccine and no cure; the only way to stop the virus is to prevent it or treat the symptoms if diagnosed early enough. It is spread by contact with the fluids of infected people or animals, such as urine, sweat and blood. During the rainy season, from June to September in west Africa, the spread of bodily fluids is a high risk.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Doctor tests positive for Ebola at New York hospital

NY doctor tests positive for ebolaA physician who recently returned to New York from Ebola-ravaged west Africa has tested positive for...

US forces Ebola-risk passengers to land at 'enhanced screening' airports

Full screening airportThe United States has unveiled new Ebola-related travel restrictions on visitors from West Africa, forcing passengers...

Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year

Children wrongly medicated in USEvery eight minutes, a child in the United States is improperly medicated at home -- that...

Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant

paralyzed man walks againA paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!