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The Ebola Virus at 108,000 Times Magnification

Iwent to the doctors this morning to collect a prescription when I noticed everyone there was sniffing, coughing or looking red around the eyes. I realised it was the time of the year for flu to be endemic – especially amongst old people. As I was waiting to collect my prescription I suddenly remembered the film “Outbreak”. It is a film starring Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman and tells the story of a fictitious virus with a mortality rate of a hundred percent. The virus becomes known as the Motaba virus, after the place in Zaire where it was discovered. I slowly started edging away from people coughing and spluttering.

Ebola In Liverpool?

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Aman who recently worked in Africa is being treated for the deadly Ebola virus at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. He is undergoing tests after concerns were raised over his health. The man, described as having a history of travel to Western Africa, became unwell in North Wales and was rushed to Merseyside in an ambulance. The hospital is one of four in the UK placed on standby last year in case the disease reaches Britain. Public Health England said the man was being screened for a variety of different diseases, including Ebola, adding the chance of him having the virus that went epidemic in December 2013 was “very unlikely”.

Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever

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One of the scariest films we have ever watched here at Jammy Toast is “Outbreak”. It is a film starring Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman and tells the story of a fictitious virus with a mortality rate of a hundred percent. The virus becomes known as the Motaba virus. During the film there is a scene in a virus control facility where they store deadly viruses and try to find cures for them or make chemical weapons out of them. During the film they describe the most deadly disease known to man is Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF), caused by an Ebola virus which is carried by fruit bats. They explain how it is passed amongst people only by contact with blood or bodily fluids but if it ever started to spread through air it could well wipe out the whole human race. There is currently an Ebola outbreak in West Africa that is the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. Today, I thought I would explain to you all just what EHF is…