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Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Update –January 17, 2015

17 Jan

DISCHARGED CASES • Total survived and discharged cases = 2,129 NEW CASES • New Confirmed cases = 24 as follows: Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0 Bombali = 3, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 14, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 5, Western Area Rural = 2, Missing = 0 Continue reading

Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Update —January 16, 2015

16 Jan

DISCHARGED CASES – • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 2,127  NEW CASES – • New Confirmed cases = 6 as follows: Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 1 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 1, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 0, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 1, Pujehun = 0  Western Area Urban = 2, Western Area Rural = 1, Missing = 0 Continue reading

The brutality of the Ebola virus: a harrowing account by survivors

15 Jan

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail – The Ebola virus disease is a very painful ailment. It usually starts with headache, as the patient’s condition deteriorates; the pain spreads through the body, muscle ache, fatigue and loss of appetite set in.  Stooling and vomiting then follows, causing hunger and dehydration. Weakened by pain, starvation and thirst, the patient now becomes like a punch bag to the virus- helpless! As the wicked disease continues to mercilessly inflict more agony, bleeding and bloody diarrhea herald the ghastly terminal manifestations of a battered immunity. No wonder the high mortality associated with the Ebola virus. Continue reading

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