quinta-feira, 17 de julho de 2014

Ebola: who alert to 68 deaths just in the last week

According to the who, at least 68 patients infected have died in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea Conakry, just last week, when you account for 603 deaths since February.

The Organization announced that it will open a coordination centre epidemic in Conakry to assess the situation, when you speak of the worst epidemic of hemorrhagic fever.

According to who spokesman, Dan Epstein, "we will need still several months so we can get an idea of the dimension of this outbreak and to reduce the number of cases, we're going to watch the other peaks and breaks, which is normal in this type of epidemics".

The priority of medical authorities give already send more medical teams to the affected areas to identify cases of recent infection, during the 21 days of incubation period of the virus.

Local traditions, like hugging the corpses of the dead, and the fear of families in hospitalized patients, is however, hindering the prevention, compared to a mortality rate between 25 and 90%, and when there is still no vaccine against Ebola.

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