The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever seen, with more than 4,500 confirmed deaths in west Africa. Patients are often killed not by the virus itself, but by the overreaction of their immune system to the infection. Here, Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted, the organs it disrupts, the symptoms of infection and the chances of survival.
Everyone knows that Ebola kills, but what exactly does it do? This video by Dr. Michael Smith explains the science behind how Ebola attacks the body.
This trend shows daily new cases confirmed by blood samples; not all suspected and probable cases. Since August the trend went up above 60 and then back down. But not to zero. It stayed around 10 new cases per day. The hunt can not stop until it reaches zero.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zoC2JMgttw&w=560&h=315]
Footage from Freetown, Sierra Leone during a nationwide three-day “lockdown” where all residents were required to remain indoors and traffic was limited to emergency services and Ebola response activities.
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More Than Me (MTM) works in the West Point slum of Liberia to get girls off the street and into school. Due to the Ebola outbreak, MTM had to shut down its academy and is now running an Ebola Response plan for West Point. Through fear and heartache, these girls hold tight to their dreams. And we can’t let Ebola get in the way of that.
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Ebola workers at the IMC Ebola Treatment Center in Lunsar, Sierra Leone reacting to the news that one young patient was Ebola-free and ready to go home.
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In response to the Ebola epidemic, More Than Me purchased an ambulance and trained a team to run it. A team of nine men risk their lives every day to help their community. Meet the brave Liberians who have stepped up to be on the front lines of the battle against Ebola.[vimeo 108892082 w=500 h=281]
The healthcare workers at Hastings Ebola Treatment Unit watch themselves featured in the #WeveGotYourBack video with Idris Elba and footballers Carlton Cole, Yaya Touré, Andros Townsend, Patrick Vieira, Kei Kamara and Fabrice Muamba.[vimeo 113725875 w=500 h=281]
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