Ebola Virus

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents. Ebola generate such fear because Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) describes Ebola as “one of the world’s most deadly diseases.”

The outbreak began with just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. Since then, there have been 814 confirmed cases and another 387 probable or suspected across that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health.  The Ebola outbreak has been centered in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, where authorities have been working to contain the virus.

The Ebola virus causes viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF), which according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), refers to a group of viruses that affect multiple organ systems in the body and are often accompanied by bleeding.

Ebola virus spread may be just “a plane ride away” from reaching the developed world, according to Marty Cetron of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

One of the moves that Philippine government will do is to educate the overseas Filipino workers in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone about the disease. Hundreds have already died following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease in the three West African nations.

Philippines is having an alert to prevent the entry and spread of the Ebola virus disease in the country.

The department of health (DOH) disclosed that it has started strict monitoring of people coming from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to prevent the entry of the deadly Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in those three African countries.

That’s why Filipino is reminded that they should be aware of this virus and to stay healthy always.


Researched By; Novelyn Mae o. Sanchez