As of 2014, an epidemic of Ebola virus disease is ongoing in West Africa. The epidemic began in Guinea in December 2013. It then spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. In the United States, an initial case has been confirmed as of 30 September 2014. The outbreak was formally designated as a public health emergency of international concern on 8 August. This is a legal designation used only twice before and invokes legal measures on disease prevention, surveillance, control, and response, by 194 signatory countries.
The disease is caused by the Ebola virus. It is the most severe outbreak of Ebola since the discovery of the virus in 1976. By September 2014 cases of EVD from this single outbreak exceeded the total of all cases from previous known outbreaks. Doctors are in short supply and countries are scrambling to find more resources for the Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the virus hit 3,000.
In my opinion, ebola is a disease that every year it causes many deaths in Africa and nobody says nothing, but when it hits Europe and America they make it a international concern but since now I’ve never heard of people dying from ebola because no news showed since now what ebola really was and the consequences it had on African people. This crisis was huge because it happened in summer, and american and european tourists want to go to an exotc place like Africa for the holidays.
So they got the ebola virus by going there, and when they came back they didn’t realized it was ebola so they stayed in contact with many people. It this crisis wouldn’t have happened in summer there would’ve been many less death. I think we take much more serious the cases of ebola in the more economic developed countries (2 american have received the cure) than in less economic developed countries such as Africa. The death toll in africa is huge and , fro now, nobody got the cure. To resolve a problem we need to cure first the root of the tree, not the leaves.