Worst Ebola outbreak ever threatening Sierra Leone

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Desinfectant chlorine solution as a necessary prevention step

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia is said to be out of control. In Sierra Leone, 489 people are infected and 159 has been died from the virus (28.7.2014). The president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has announced the state of emergency and enforce quarantine procedures in affected regions, if necessary with the help of military. Borders in affected countries will be closed. WHO released a 100 Mio $ package to combat the disease with immidiate effect. The center for Disease Control in USA has raised the alert level to 3 for Giunea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Travellers from Lungi International Airport have to undergo a health asessment before boarding any plane. Balmed has stopped operations in the affected epicentres in Kailahun and Kenema. The Ebola outbreak furthermore seriously threaten Sierra Leones economy and food supply, as epicentres are considered to be the agricultural areas accounting for the majority of food and cash crops produced in the country. Several NGO´s and Development Organizations have closed their offices and deployed their staff from affected regions or even out of the country. Ebola is a Viral Heamorragic Fever, transmitted through body liquid and close contact to infected persones. Typical symptoms are headache, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Suspected cases must be immidiately reported to the Directorate of Disease Prevention and Control: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +232 76 913000