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Ebola is a serious viral disease, that can, and in many cases do lead to death. The death total from this viral disease continues to rise, as we watch very closely hoping and praying for a vaccine.  We are all are very, very concerned.

  • What is Ebola?
  • How is it transmitted?
  • Can it be prevented?

Hear it directly from President Barack Obama


                        Key facts about EBOLA from WHO

Fruit bats, a delicacy in West Africa, are thought to act as hosts for Ebola

Fruit bats, a delicacy in West Africa, are thought to act as hosts for Ebola (cute but deadly)

  • Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
  • EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%.
  • EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.
  • The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
  • Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus.
  • Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals.

Read more about the 9 things to know about Ebola and watch more by clicking HERE


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