The Ebola virus causes a viralebola-graphic hemorrhagic fever, a set of severe illnesses that are “multisystem” in that they affect various parts of the body’s regulatory systems. These viral diseases damage the circulatory system and may be accompanied by bleeding or hemorrhaging.
I could not contain my anxiety. People were talking Ebola everywhere – on television, online, everywhere. I soon started experiencing joint and muscle aches and a sore throat, which I quickly attributed to stress and anxiety. I decided to take malaria tablets. I also started taking antibiotics for the sore throat. The first couple of temperature readings were normal. Every day I would attempt to recall the period Patrick Sawyer was on admission – just how much direct and indirect contact did I have with him?
One thing I have learned is that following God often leads us to unexpected places. When Ebola spread into Liberia, my usual hospital work turned more and more toward treating the increasing number of Ebola patients. I held the hands of countless individuals as this terrible disease took their lives away from them. I witnessed the horror first-hand, and I can still remember every face and name.
Gang loots an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia, took way bloodstained sheets and forced seventeen patients to flee, thereby increasing the chances of the virus spreading.The looting occurred at a unit at Monrovia on Saturday. Rebecca Wesseh witnessed the attack and told news agencies that the attackers were armed young men. She said she heard […]
A 75 year old priest from Spain, the first european victim of the lethal Ebola virus has died in a Madrid hospital. He was escorted by a convoy of doctors in protective suits back to Spain on a specially fitted medical plane. Miguel Pajares was treated at The Carlos III Hospital prior to his death. The […]