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Ebola!!! The most affecting moment in 2014

By Evan Wetzel

Picture taken by Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

The Ebola virus is spreading through out countries killing many. It has created a lot of talk and worrying that it will get out of control. "It has the exponentially across Liberia as patients fill taxis in a fruitless search for medical care," said Monday by the World Health Organization.

Doctors trying to fix this virus have been getting the virus by not being careful. They are transported home and this is how it spread to other countries. The most severely affected countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have very weak health systems.

Picture taken by Daniel Nerekulak for The New York Times

African nations have gone ahead sealing borders, barring entry to residents of the affected countries and barring their airlines from flying to those countries. International medical authorities have warned against such practices saying that they will worsen suffering and deprivation. It will also do little to stop the spread of the disease.


Picture by Nina Golgowski

This is what the Ebola virus looks like. You can be infected with this virus with human-to-human transmission, primarily through direct or indirect contact with bodily fluids. Another way to get it is with contact with contaminated objects such as needles and/or soiled bedding or clothing. It's not airborne like the flu.

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