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EBOLA: Information on latest news, trends and research.

The dreaded disease which has gripped West Africa has already infected thousands of individuals and has resulted in 4,033 deaths as of October 10, 2014 . Ebola is a virus which has a current kill rate of 50%, reaching as high as 90% in previous epidemics. It manifests after 2 to 21 days with non-specific symptoms of the usual fever, head-ache and sore throat. If left untreated, it is known to cause liver and kidney failure, internal and external bleeding and eventually, death. Although originating from forest animals, this disease can now be transmitted from human to human via direct contact through broken skin or mucous membranes of bodily fluids of infected individuals. Continue reading