Truth Untold

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The spreading virus known as Ebola has come to the United States recently. Ebola’s outbreak started in West Africa in March of 2014. The virus has nearly infected more than 6,000 people in Guinea. Liberia Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal. It is certain that numbers will increase over time. From this situation Ebola has become so popular and has been spoken about on the news countless times.

The Ebola virus was discovered in Africa in the countries of Sudan and Congo in 1976. “The affected region in Congo was near the Ebola River, which is how the virus got its name. Scientists believe the virus spread to humans who had contact with the blood or bodily fluids of infected animals, including bats, monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, forrest antelope, and porcupines.” It is predicted that the current outbreak of Ebola could reach to 1.4 million cases. sad1

Some symptoms of this virus is sudden onset fever, muscle aches, weakness, sore throat, and headache which are followed by vomiting, diarrhea, and a rash. Once the infection progresses, people start bleeding in the internal organs and outside the opening of the body.

Experts were claiming, Ebola is not contagious in the same way as the flu or other viruses; however, it does spread from person to person. The virus can travel from one person to another through the air:  sneezing and coughing. Ebola can spread only over direct contact with the blood or bloodily fluids such as saliva, mucus, or etcetera of an infected person.

May the New Year put this deadly virus in the past and bring healing to the nations.