What is the Ebola virus?

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What is the Ebola virus?

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What is the Ebola virus? Thanks for asking!

On August 14th, an Ebola virus case was detected in the Ivory Coast, for the first time in over a quarter of a century. The infected person was an 18-year old woman who had travelled over 900 miles by bus from Guinea, a country which had already seen an Ebola outbreak in early 2021, leading to 12 deaths.

The consequences of Ebola returning to the Ivory Coast are significant. The World Health Organisation quickly released a statement saying the outbreak was of “immense concern.” It also sent 5,000 vaccine doses to the country, with the Ivorian health ministry earmarking the first shots for contact cases and frontline healthcare workers. As of August 25th, the Guinean woman was declared cured, having tested negative twice within two days.

Just how serious is the Ebola virus? How do people catch Ebola? When did the virus appear for the first time? Has a vaccine been developed since then? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

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What is the Ebola virus? Thanks for asking!

On August 14th, an Ebola virus case was detected in the Ivory Coast, for the first time in over a quarter of a century. The infected person was an 18-year old woman who had travelled over 900 miles by bus from Guinea, a country which had already seen an Ebola outbreak in early 2021, leading to 12 deaths.

The consequences of Ebola returning to the Ivory Coast are significant. The World Health Organisation quickly released a statement saying the outbreak was of “immense concern.” It also sent 5,000 vaccine doses to the country, with the Ivorian health ministry earmarking the first shots for contact cases and frontline healthcare workers. As of August 25th, the Guinean woman was declared cured, having tested negative twice within two days.

Just how serious is the Ebola virus? How do people catch Ebola? When did the virus appear for the first time? Has a vaccine been developed since then? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:

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A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.

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