US Doctor On A Mission Infected With Ebola In Liberia Outbreak

A US doctor who has been in Liberia and battling the Ebola
epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency
Dr Brantly who is married with two children, has been
isolated at the group’s Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in Liberia
after he contacted the virus.

Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, says the group is
committed to doing everything possible to help Dr Brantly during this time of
crisis. “We ask everyone to please pray for him and his family, a statement on
their website reads”.
The Ebola virus causes severe fever, muscle pains, vomiting,
diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding which
kills within days.
Ebola is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat, mostly
bats. It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you
can get sick from touching an infected person.

Patients believed to have caught the virus are mostly isolated
to prevent further infection. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the
Democratic Republic of Congo, and is named after a river there.  Sadly, Nigeria recorded its first death on
Friday, in a Lagos hospital. Just sad!

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