Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ever since Ebola was first recognized in 1976, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. Confirmed cases of infections have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gabon, The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Sudan, The Ivory Coast, The Republic Of Congo, Uganda. View The
It kills an individual within days if contacted, Ebola first arrived in Lagos, Nigeria—one of the largest cities in the world—on July 20 and Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the WHO as early as October 12. Global health officials feared the worst, warning that the disease could wreak untold havoc in the country, Nigeria was lucky to have contained it in time even as she suffers severe terrorist attacks in the Northern region of the country, at least that's a plus to the Federal Government.
Countries like, guinea, Mali have just joined the infected countries list, people are dying like chickens, they are left alone to die if the medicals don't come to their rescue, it's not even easy for the medicals to even reach all these people because the rate at which people are dying is at an alarming rate, I watched the 9 am news some days back on CNN, a branch of the red cross (sans medicines frontiers) an Ebola response team in Sierra Leone that collects dead bodies resulting from Ebola were taken to be burnt because the Ebola virus is at its peak in the dead, then a call came in for another dead body to be picked up while they were still in the process of trying to convey a body, then the man in charge said very casually ''Another body to be picked up'' because they are already used to carrying dead people resulting from Ebola. Even the medical team in a bid to support and help these infected people get infected and end up dying. "The WHO has advised within 60 days we must ensure 70% of infected people are in a care facility and 70% of burials are done without causing further infection," said Anthony Banbury, the UN's deputy Ebola coordinator, but Mr Banbury told the UN Security council that the 70% target was becoming harder to meet as a new infection stacks up. He urged: ''We either stop ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan. ''The UN's Unmeer emergency mission is following a four-prolonged plan to fight Ebola.
Ebola is a plague, families can't give their loved ones a befitting burial rather they are bagged up and taken to be cremated, Loved ones can't hold hands, mothers can't carry their babies, families can't have dinner and laugh about how their days were... *Sighs* it really is a sad situation out there, but there's still hope so let's join hands today and help fight Ebola, be clean, wash your hands regularly, report any symptoms of Ebola noticed in your family or friends and even neighbors, that gives you and the infected person a fighting chance in these gruesome war against Ebola then lastly Pray to your God. Don't just sit there, do something to help save the world, Join The #EbolaFight Today, sharing information regarding Ebola might just save a life, even if that's the only thing you have do.