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Researchers fear Ebola virus has mutated and are studying contagion degree

Monday, February 9th 2015 - 13:26 UTC
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More than 22,000 people have been infected and about 9,000 are known to have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since what evolved into the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola was identified last March. Read full article


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  • Briton

    The end of the world is nigh,
    according to the experts.


    Feb 09th, 2015 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This new mutation that is deadlier will now be referred to as the “Kirchner” strain.

    Feb 09th, 2015 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    more deadlier than a rattlesnake.

    Feb 09th, 2015 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I always believed a little levity is good when discussing something as deadly as...........kirchnerisn.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    The biggest problem facing the people in West Africa affected by this disease is ignorance.

    It took the WHO far too long to pull its finger out and send in help that the disease got out of control. The locals, therefore, lost faith in the international agencies that were meant to help and turned instead to their traditional 'witch' doctors.

    There is a lot of ignorance about the disease and how it is spread, so the main priority should be to educate the people on its transmission and the best ways to protect themselves.

    But I fear, as always, they will treat those who are already ill because they are in the public eye, and not bother spending money on the education programmes needed.

    So even when this outbreak is contained, the next outbreak of ebola or other disease will be a repeat of this, and the same things will happen. Nothing will have been learned.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Ebola is contagious that makes it very dangerous because it could spread worldwide. However Malaria kills more people in a month than have ever been killed by Ebola, but its contained to the tropics.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #6 As does influenza, however they work different and usually only the weak or young die from the flu.

    Feb 10th, 2015 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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