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A Trace On The 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak by Jayclinics(m): 8:51am On Aug 11, 2014
Experts has traced the course of spread of the
deadly ebola virus down to a 2-year-old boy who
died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill
in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern
Guinea. Guinea has three countries bordering it
which are, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
A week later, the boy’s
mother died after being ill with the same
symptoms as her son. Then his 3-year-old sister,
then followed by his grandmother. All had fever,
vomiting and diarrhea, but then, no one knew
what was happening and what the disease was
The chain didnt stop there. During the
grandmother’s funeral. Two mourners contracted
the virus and tranported it home to their
villages. futhermore, a health worker carried it
to still another, where he died, as well as his
doctor. They both infected their relatives from
other towns.
By the time Ebola was recognized, in March,
dozens of people had died in eight Guinean
communities, and suspected cases were popping
up in three of the world’s poorest countries
recovering from years of political dysfunction
and civil war: Liberia and Sierra Leone.
It all started in Guéckédou, where it all began
this 2014.
On March 31, Doctors Without
Borders , which has intervened in
many Ebola outbreaks, called this one an
“unprecedented,” and then warned that the
disease had erupted in so many locations that
fighting it would be enormously difficult.
Also, this parts of Africa had never
seen Ebola before. Health workers did not
recognize it earlier, just like earth being hit by
an alien attack. They also had neither the
training nor the equipment to avoid
infecting themselves or other patients. These
countries lack water which would have reduced
the spread as individuals and health workers has
always lacked running water to even wash their

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Re: A Trace On The 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak by Grateful2014: 1:28pm On Aug 11, 2014
Re: A Trace On The 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak by Jayclinics(m): 1:36pm On Aug 11, 2014
Grateful2014: *rollback?
do u have any problem wit dat?

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