Sunday, December 2, 2007

Ebola on the run!

The Ebola outbreak in Uganda that first reared its nasty head in Sept. has killed 18 people, has infected 61, and is spreading toward the Congo border. Specifically, it's spread into the Bundibugyo district, which is a poor region.... which sucks.

Interestingly, the strain causing the outbreak is unknown, and has different clinical presentation that typical Ebola; instead of causing massive hemorrhaging and causing people to die from shock, this strain is causing people to have high fevers and not bleed as much.

Check out the story here:


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