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    The latest and worst Ebola outbreak has now hit three African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

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    The virus which starts off with flu-like symptoms and often ends with horrific hemorrhaging has infected about 600 people and killed an estimated 367 since this winter, according to the numbers on June 26 from the World Health Organization.

    On June 23, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders sent out a distress call. As the only aid organization treating people with Ebola, the group said it was "overwhelmed," that the epidemic was out of control, and that it couldn't send workers to new outbreak sites without getting more resources.

    Ebola is both rare and very deadly. Since the first outbreak in 1976, Ebola viruses have infected roughly 2,400 people and killed about one-third of them. Symptoms can come on very quickly and kill fast.

    The Liberian government has confirmed that a senior doctor working to fight the disease, Samuel Brisbane, has died, the Associated Press reports. That makes him the first Liberian doctor to die of Ebola in the current outbreak.

    In addition, an American doctor has been infected. Kent Brantly, a 33-year-old.
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    Liberia has suspended all football activities in an effort to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

    There was a risk of infection because football is a contact sport, the football association said.

    The number of people killed by the virus in West Africa has now reached 672, according to new UN figures.

    A major regional airliner, Asky, said it had halted flights to the Liberian and Sierra Leonean capitals because of growing concerns about the virus.

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    Sierra Leone's top doctor fighting an outbreak of Ebola has died from the virus, the country's chief medical officer, Brima Kargbo, said on Tuesday.

    Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, was infected with Ebola this month and had been moved to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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    Brantly is now back in the U. S:

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    BBC News - Ebola crisis: Infected doctor Kent Brantly lands in US

    A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia has arrived in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dr Kent Brantly arrived in a specially equipped private plane at a military base before being whisked away to Emory University Hospital.

    Fellow infected US aid worker Nancy Writebol is expected to follow shortly.

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    let them all die, I support the Ebola outbreak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    I hope they make a quick recovery.
    They'll be better off in the states, you'd think.

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    Sounds like it's getting really serious now. Fatality rates are up to 60% and there are even more people infected in even more countries.

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    I hear on the wireless that we are sending troops instead of doctors.

    Does that mean that we can just shoot everyone that has ebola ?

    ... and burn the bodies ?




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    Obviously there is a plan behind all this, but to me it seems a bit potty to be sending people back and forth between the outbreak areas

    I'd have thought travel should be restricted

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