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AASCIT Communications | Volume 1, Issue 3 | Oct. 13, 2014 online | Page:65-68
The Complicated and Complex Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in West Africa
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans caused by the Ebolavirus which is a member of the Filoviridae family. Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The latest outbreak of EVD in West Africa (starting in Guinea, then Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria) is the largest ever reported, with 1,975 clinical cases of which 1,069 have died as at 11th August 2014 [2]. The spread across countries has been fuelled by travel. The outbreak has been designated as a public health emergency of international concern. In Nigeria, 5 of the 12 confirmed cases have been discharged from the hospital. Is EVD still as deadly as was thought?
Obinna Oleribe, Excellence & Friends Management Care Center (EFMC), Abuja Nigeria.
Olabisi Oladipo, Excellence & Friends Management Care Center (EFMC), Abuja Nigeria.
Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, Excellence & Friends Management Care Center (EFMC), Abuja Nigeria.
Akintunde Abimbola, Excellence & Friends Management Care Center (EFMC), Abuja Nigeria.
Okey Nwanyanwu, Global Health Services Network LLC, Farmington, Michigan, USA.
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Arcticle History
Submitted: Aug. 19, 2014
Accepted: Sep. 27, 2014
Published: Oct. 13, 2014
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