Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebola virus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus.Affected people may bleed both within the body and externally.Symptoms may contains fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches.
Now this decease is to late to handle .The World Health Organization (WHO) says there were 84 deaths reported between 14 and 16 August 2014.Situation is
out of control in west African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.The WHO said it was working with the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to 1 million people living in Ebola infected zones cordoned off by local security forces in a border zone of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Food has been delivered to hospitalized patients and people under quarantine who are not able to leave their homes to purchase food. Ebola is spread by contact with the bodily fluids of infected persons – Liberia sent police to track down the fugitive suspected cases.
Impovement by drug ZMapp
The WHO this month gave the green light to use untested pharmaceuticals named ZMapp to treat Ebola patients.Three Africans treated with ZMapp were showing remarkable signs of improvement.Ebola has no known cure, but the WHO has ruled that untested drugs can be used to treat patients.
Food output has dropped
Fears of the disease and quarantine measures like military and police roadblocks have stopped farmers from reaching their fields, and as a result food output has dropped.So that WHO providing food to those Ebola infected people. On 8 August, the WHO declared the epidemic to be an international public health emergency. Urging the world to offer aid to the affected regions.The WHO has told countries affected by the Ebola to screen people departing at airports, seaports and major land border points and stop any with signs of the virus.