Out Break Ebola: South Africa

By: Moises and Jessica

My village is in mass panic, Ebola has taken over. We have lost family, friends, and neighbors. I myself have lost my mother, sister, brother, and grandmother to the virus. The people are afraid to leave their homes, afraid that they will contract the virus. Most of all, they are afraid of the people in the weird suits trying to help us in the ambulances, vans, and hearses. They fight and hide from them because of the rumors that they just want blood to test.

Most of all children are being orphaned left alone by default. We need saving, we need help, and we need to be educated to fight this virus. The rest of of my village and I are scared to lose the ones we love the most and the thing is it happens every day. This needs to end and all the villages need help. We are in pain and we will never fully recover from the loses we have faced.

                                                                                                                 - By Jessica Sarrazin

We are here in Sierra Leon where a horrible disease is spreading among the villages. This disease is known as Ebola, a deadly disease from the Fruit Bat. Ebola is not air born, it can be spread through any kind of physical contact. Some of the symptoms of Ebola are fever, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Ebola is the 2nd most deadly disease in the world affecting over 1,000 thousand of people across the world. Doctors here in Sierra Leon wear protective clothing, to cover themselves from getting Ebola. The suits they were must expose no skin, to ensure themselves on not catching Ebola from other patients.

                                                                                                               

We talked to a local villager nearby, and here’s what he had to say. “My family is fine, but several villagers here feel sick. Sometimes I want to invite my friend to head out and hunt with me but he can’t. My friend claims that he cannot stand right or even walk.” I try to help him, but I cannot, nothing I do makes him feel better. I told him he could get help from one of the space men suit people, but claims there a lie. According to him “they are doctors who make you belief you have a disease to get free blood from you.” At this point I don’t know what to do or who to believe, but I am afraid that my friend will only get worse” says the villager.

                                                                                                 - Moises Lopez

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