Ebola, The Outbreak – PART 2

The Ebola virus is the deadliest known. The mortality rate, around 67%, is among the highest ever recorded and although new therapeutic treatments and an experimental vaccine have been introduced, the infection does not stop and the World Health Organization has proclaimed international state of emergency. Ebola disease, originated among the wild animals, spreads by direct contact with any body fluid of an infected person. The incubation lasts from 2 to 21 days and then, once manifested, initially brings fever, migraine, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, while progressing it causes internal bleeding, collapse of organs and apparatus and, finally, death. In the Treatment Center where the sick are hospitalized there is a race against time to save lives, but infections and deaths are continuous.