‘It’s the worst news I’ve ever heard’: Scientists and scientists warn about Ebola outbreak
Posted On July 12, 2021
Posted May 15, 2020 05:48:17When Ebola arrived in West Africa it was already known to some scientists and health officials as a new and dangerous coronavirus.
The virus had also been blamed for a rise in cases in the United States, where the outbreak was largely centered in Dallas.
The WHO has warned that the outbreak in West African countries, which are predominantly poor and predominantly rural, could cause a “meltdown” in health care services.
But the outbreak has not yet killed anyone and there is no clear cause.
The virus has infected over 4,800 people and killed over 6,000, and scientists and researchers have been scrambling to figure out what is causing the outbreak and how to contain it.
Science is being challenged, they say, by the Ebola pandemic.
The International Conference on Microbiology, a conference held in Germany this month, was held to highlight the “threat of a new coronaviral pandemic in the Americas” and to assess the challenges ahead.
In a speech that was followed by a panel discussion, Dr. Daniel Mancuso, a virologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said:”I think it’s the most terrible news I have ever heard, because this is the worst disease that we have seen in our lifetime, and it has not killed anyone.”
Dr. Peter Doshi, a professor of infectious diseases at Columbia University, said the virus was “really dangerous” and called for the world to focus on isolating and treating those infected.
“This is the disease that has been shown to be able to kill a person in a matter of minutes,” Dr. Doshi said.
“It has killed people before.
It has killed patients before.
And we should not have to worry about it.”
In the United Kingdom, where more than 100 people have died of Ebola, many scientists and scientists say they are taking measures to limit the spread of the virus, which has also been linked to other infections including polio, the common cold and malaria.
In the European Union, where about 1,300 people have been infected, European Health Commissioner Peter Kermorgant said that the Ebola crisis has caused a “tremendous impact” on the continent’s health care system and “we need to take every step to reduce the spread” of the disease.
In China, where an Ebola epidemic has been rampant, the government is stepping up surveillance, including deploying a quarantine system and a “zero-risk” zone around the capital Beijing.
The United States has seen a significant drop in cases, but a number of new cases are emerging in Texas, including one death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising Americans to stay home and limit travel to the U.S. in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.
Dr. Michael S. Mann, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that although there are no direct tests for the virus or any known treatments, he believes that the virus can be isolated through genetic testing.
In Europe, the U, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and the United Arab Emirates have banned travel to countries affected by the outbreak.
In Japan, the country’s biggest city, residents are being urged to stay indoors and wear face masks while visiting family or friends.
The American Society of Microbiology says it has seen an increase in cases from Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The CDC says it is working closely with other agencies and international partners to respond to the outbreak, including through the World Health Organization and the U; International Narcotics Control Board.
In a statement, the CDC said that it has already identified 1,938 confirmed cases and that the agency is “monitoring” the outbreak “to ensure that we are prepared for this pandemic.”
The CDC has also said it has no immediate plans to quarantine anyone who is not already in quarantine.
“As we approach the end of the pandemic, the World Meteorological Organization is working with our partners to develop a global response plan to reduce exposure to the disease,” the statement said.