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Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization has just announced that an outbreak has been detected northwest of Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Équateur province. This comes at a particularly difficult time in the Congo as it has just come to the end of a long outbreak in the eastern part of the county. The country […]

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Ebola

Ebola

The Ebola virus itself was first discovered in 1976, but it’s one of a group of viruses that cause a similar syndrome known as viral hemorrhagic fevers. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) it is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts.The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals (such […]