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KQED Do Now: Ebola Virus Epidemic

The Ebola virus is an infectious and fatal disease spread through contact with infected body fluids. Some symptoms include high fever, headaches, joint and muscles aches and pains, sore throat, stomach pain and lack of appetite.  310 more words



As Ebola has spread across Africa so has fear of this vicious virus. So far, according to the Center for Disease Control, Ebola has spread to a confirmed five countries since its outbreak in Guinea. 241 more words


Israel joins fight against Ebola in Africa

Israel has joined the international effort to stem the Ebola epidemic sweeping across West Africa, the Hebrew-language Yediot Aharonot reported on Sunday.

Doctors from the country’s leading medical institutions and other health care professionals, among them infectious disease experts, are being sent to Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Liberia to treat infected patients and help prevent spread of the deadly virus. 705 more words