By: Anish A
The current outbreak of Ebola originated in Guinea and has ever since travelled between countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia. The first case of this monstrous outbreak was in March 2014. The recent Ebola outbreak (2014) has killed more than 4500 people. In the current outbreak there has been more cases and deaths than in all other outbreaks combined. For that reason it is the largest and most complex outbreak since this virus was first recorded in 1976. In 1976 the Ebola virus broke out in two different places, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ebola virus originated from a village near the Ebola River from where the virus got its name. Recently Ebola spread to the U.S. when Thomas Eric Duncan unknowingly flew from Liberia to the Texas on September 19. Duncan was hospitalized on Friday September 25, 2014, but since he did not have insurance he was released from the hospital. Two days later went to the hospital in an ambulance. Two days after that he was diagnosed with Ebola. Eight days later he died. There is a also a second case in the USA spread by Duncan. That second case (Amber Vinston) flew to the Cleveland area and then came back to Texas. Some organizations that help people with Ebola are the World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Everybody should not be freaking out statistically speaking. People say this because Ebola and similar viruses don’t usually happen in big numbers as they currently are.
By: Shreeya S.
Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding. Ebola has been spreading across Africa and doctors all across the world come to help the people who have it. They need special suits to help them because Ebola is highly contagious. There is no cure for Ebola that can kill the virus but research scientist are working on a new vaccine that can prevent the infection. Ebola started in West Africa and about 4,400 people died because of Ebola there. At least 17 Ebola cases have been treated outside of West Africa in the current outbreak, including two Dallas hospital workers who have tested positive for Ebola. More than 400 health care workers in West Africa have been infected with Ebola during the current outbreak, and 233 have died as of October 8, 2014. The prevention of Ebola is still a very challenging task as it is still unknown how humans really contract the disease. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, vomiting, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, and abdominal (stomach) pain. The picture (below) shows Ebola virus mutating rapidly. Ebola is a big consequence in Africa and it is now getting to the U.S.
By: Alex W.
The new iPhones are here, they are boasting a 4.7 inch display, for the iPhone 6, and a 5.5 inch, for the iPhone 6 Plus. The phones have a sapphire camera lens. The iPhone 6, at $200, and the 6 Plus starts at $300. The sales are expected to be 189 million in 2015. The sales are going to rise rapidly in Black Friday and Christmas. So far the iPhone 6 sales have already made more than 21 million. So Apple are you worrying about that? Is that stopping you from buying them? Well I can assure that if you don’t try to bend it, and if you put it in a case, it won’t get bent.
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