Ebola epidemic “out of control” in West Africa

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WEST AFRICA – Things are getting “out of control” in West Africa.

The deadly Ebola virus is rapidly spreading and doctors say they’ve run out of resources. The outbreak, usually confined to remote areas, has spread to 60 locations in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

So far, there have been more than 500 cases and 350 deaths.

At first, Ebola mimics the flu, then it takes a horrific turn. Patients experience significant diarrhea and vomiting. The virus also shuts down the blood’s ability to clot so patients suffer from internal and external bleeding.

Doctors Without Borders, the only organization treating people with the virus, has sent more than 300 staff members and 40 tons of equipment and supplies; but they say it’s not enough.

The World Health Organization plans to discuss sending more resources and experts to the area.

Let’s hope they do because from the looks of it, the people in West Africa need all the help they can get.