Government Officials from Liberia have reinstated quarantine protocols, after a small boy from Monrovia has been diagnosed with Ebola. Liberia faces another outbreak of Ebola, after it was declared Ebola free on the 3rd of September this year.
When hearing of another disease focus, the health authorities initiated quarantine protocols. The boy and his family were placed into heavy quarantine and rushed to an Ebola center situated in Paynesville. One of the doctors in charge of Liberia correspondent of CDC, has stated that although there are sporadic cases throughout the country, the situation in Liberia seems to be slowly improving.
Moreover, the response coming from the authorities was swift and punctual, really showing how prepared they are when new cases of Ebola are discovered. As stated, the victim of the new outbreak of the disease, was a 10 year-old boy living in one of Monrovia’s suburbs. The boy and his family were hospitalized and are now in the care of the doctors from the Ebola Center.
The outbreaks are even more dramatic for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from another point of view. If we recall, not long ago, the three countries had to face a couple of insurrections, than quickly transformed into full-scale civil wars. The war is over now, but it seem that the three nations have to overcome another challenge.
According to an estimation, made in March 2014, approximately 4808 people died due to the infection with the Ebola virus. And the country will not be deemed as Ebola free until the 42 day period. If 42 days pass without a single Ebola case, than the country is considered Ebola free and the quarantine is lifted.
Although the situation is slowly improving in Liberia, it would seem that the situation took a turn for the worse in Guinea and Sierra Leone. According to a couple of studies, it would seem that outbreak of Ebola registered in the three African countries is the largest in human history.
Quite often, the scientific community refers to Ebola as being a viral hemorrhagic fever. Ebola is cause by some strains of the Ebola virus. The disease is spread through body fluids, like infected blood. And the disease can very often be transmitted from animals to humans.
The onset of the disease is marked by the occurrence of symptoms that resemble influenza and, in some rare cases, a couple of complications can occur like decreased blood clotting, blood vomiting and bloody stools.