Ebola fever Threatening Africa: Emergency in Nigeria

ebola-virus-symptomsDeadly Ebola fever outbreak continues in West Africa. World Health Organization confirmed 932 deaths as a result of Ebola fever and stated that the fever is spreading to other parts of the world.

According to WHO most of the deaths reported in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, more than 1,700 cases were listed. The organization said 108 new cases were reported between Saturday and Monday. Saudi Arabia joined the list of countries with suspected cases.

It is believed that overall fifty Indians in the West Africa suspected to be attacked by the Ebola fever. There are about 45 thousands of Indians staying in West Africa.

Nigerian government declared the emergency. The authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents to control the spread of Ebola infections. As they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a state of emergency for 90 days on the deadly outbreak.

Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola virus. Illness starts two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Vomiting and diarrhoea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems.

Medaram Jathara

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