Ebola virus disease: A Global threat
Till 2013 occurrence of the diseases was restricted in Africa. In 2014 the cases also occurred in Europe and America. One Indian person died in Liberia due to Ebola Virus infection. At this moment the disease Ebola is not present in Asia but the Asians are at risk of acquiring the disease at any moment. Health department & health personnelâ€™s of all Asian countries are quite worried about occurrence of disease due to high case fatality rate. Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first identified in 1976 in an area of Sudan (now part of South Sudan), and in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). The disease typically occurs in outbreaks in tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa.Through 2013, the World Health Organization reported a total of 1,716 cases in 24 outbreaks. The largest outbreak to date is the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, which is centered in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. As of 11 November 2014, this outbreak has 14,413 reported cases resulting in 5,504 deaths.
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