Ebola Death Toll Hits 7,000, Cases In Sierra Leone Spreading Fast, According To Reports


The death toll from Ebola virus has now reached 7,000 and affected 16,000 people, according to World Health Organization(WHO) latest figures on the epidemic.

Al Jazeera America reported that although cases in Libera and Guinea appear to be declining, most of the cases are now from Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, Two children in the United States hospital who were earlier being monitored whether they have contracted Ebola virus after a trip to Sierra Leone have tested negative for the virus.

ABC News reported that the fevers that they had after the trip to the West African nation was due to Influenza A.

Two sisters, ages 4 and 6, were last week taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in after they showed signs of a fever, But the number of cases of Ebola has gone higher faster in days.

Although Liberia had the highest number of cases and deaths, the rate of infection is declining in the nation, but Sierra Leone’s cases are going up.

Meanwhile, The Guardian reported that scientists are moving forward towards an Ebola vaccine which shows promise of treating cases.

USA Today has earlier reported that in Sierra Leone, as of Nov.

21 there have been 6,000 reported cases and more than 1,200 deaths.

Ebola causes high fever and internal bleeding.

The disease, which has a 21-day incubation period, spreads via bodily fluids and the bodies of its victims can be contagious.

There is no known cure for the Ebola virus, WHO web site described Ebola as a” severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.

This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.

WHO are looking the latest experimental therapies for testing to combat the disease.

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