Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever

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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.