The news about the frightening spread of Ebola is all over the web, raising an unprecedented awareness about the virus. As we previously reported, this is the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
Doctors without Borders currently advice people to treat Ebola from early signs of it using a basic saline solution. After the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the situation has currently stabilized and no new case has been reported for 21 days in Guinea. According to World Health Organization, there are currently 40 people who survive at 100 reported cases of Ebola virus infection. Ebola epidemic treatment is not specific, but saline is an efficient one that is available with funding support from European Union. From Wednesday on the EU will offer 2 million Euros in West Africa. The amount will raise the current humanitarian effort to fight Ebola disease at 3.9 million Euros.
Ebola Epidemic Treatment is currently supervised by EU experts
EU assigned a relevant number of experts in the area working with local authorities. At the same time, there are organizations working with EU that will deliver this help locally: World Health Organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. According to The Global Post, the current Ebola Epidemic is one of the most deadliest, as well as one of the largest in terms of geographical coverage. Until now, Ebola has spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with a total of 1,200 cases and 672 deaths. As we can observe, these countries are some of the poorest countries from all over the world, making Ebola disease one of the numerous “poverty diseases”.
As you could suspect, there are serious grounds to believe that the virus could arrive in Europe, but, as health officials announced, there are ways of tracking it effectively, so it shouldn’t spread. Because the virus has an incubation period of 21 days and we find ourselves in the summer high-peak travel season, chances are on one hand to plan a summer vacation that includes distance traveling and, on the other hand, your infection with Ebola virus to be invisible during the incubation period.
Preparations are currently made to avoid such potential problems in areas directly related with infected geographical areas, like Ivory Coast. At the same time, although there is an increased level of precaution taken for an efficient early Ebola epidemic treatment in Europe, experts say there are reduced risks for the virus to spread in Europe, mostly because cases have been signaled in remote areas and infected people were encouraged to stay in isolation until they fully recovered.