Sierra Leone : The Area Highest Hit By Ebola

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Sierra Leone was the area highest hit by Ebola currently as of the 17th of January, 2016 out 15216 laboratory confirmed cases 8705 of those were from Sierra Leone. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016) It not been where this Ebola outbreak started but when it got there, it hit the area hard. More cases steadily showed up until its peak somewhere around October to December of 2014. The cases from there quickly declined and the outbreak settled down. On November 7th of 2015, the World Health Organization officially declared Sierra Leone Ebola free. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016) This outbreak was unfortunately hard to control with little knowledge and preparation to be available to deal with it in…show more content…
Even with them trying to create a vaccine, they would not be easily able to vaccinate enough to and quick enough to even possibly consider an attempt at a social immunity. Not just the low level of medical facilities is an issue. With many diseases as vaccine or medicine can help prevent coming down with or dying from the disease. Currently, there is no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine available though they are working to create one. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) The disease itself continues to help with its own spread due to the fact that survivors can still carry Ebola in certain body fluids, the main way to pass on the virus is coming in contact with most bodily fluids of an infected. Men can carry the virus in their semen from as long as 9 months. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) To control an outbreak as well as keep it check or even possibly get rid of it, you need to have help available and as well as the support of the community. Informing and working with those that are at risk can be a big help in keeping down the spread of a disease. If you try and tell someone something they do not want to believe or do not want to hear, they will just ignore you anyway and do as they wish even if it is not what is best for the group as a whole.
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