WHO: Ebola outbreak one of ‘most challenging’


April 8, 2014 — Updated 1654 GMT (0054 HKT) Members of the medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders carry a dead body in Guekedou, Guinea, near the borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia, on Friday, April 1. Dozens of people have died from an Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa, aid workers reported. Gloves and boots used by medical personnel dry in the sun April 1 outside a center for Ebola victims in Guekedou. Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest viruses, causing a hemorrhagic fever that kills up to 90% of those infected. It spreads in the blood and shuts down the immune system, causing high fever, headache and muscle pain, often accompanied by bleeding. A health specialist works…

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