Tagged: west Africa

Monday Micro – west African Ebola outbreak now the deadliest in history - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jul 21, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that likely started in December 2013 with the death of a 2 year old child in Guéckédou, Guinea, has become the deadliest in history. The most recent report, almost a week old now, from the World Health Organisation puts the number of cases at 964 with 603 deaths. The outbreak has … Read More

Monday Micro – Ebola outbreak in Guinea - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 24, 2014

The news is full of reports of an outbreak of Ebola in the west African country of Guinea. Ebola is one of a group of related viruses which cause viral haemorrhagic fever. There is no vaccine or treatment for these viruses. So far reports are that there have been at least 80 cases with 59 deaths. Read More