International organization “Doctors without Borders” reported that the Ministry of Health of Liberia has completely stopped working due to an epidemic of Ebola. Capital closed to entry, security forces broke up a protest, reports , “the BBC Russian Service” .
Coordinator of Emergency Situations “Doctors without Borders” in Liberia Lindis Hurum said that the official data on the scale of the epidemic are not credible and that the Ministry underestimates the danger.
On Saturday in the capital, Monrovia held protest demonstrations dispersed by the police. Around the capital deployed army checkpoints that must restrict access to the capital of refugees from areas affected by fever.
The total number of victims of the disease in Liberia and neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone have already approached a thousand people. On the eve of Guinea closed its border with affected countries outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called Ebola, “the threat of international significance.”
Ebola is a deadly disease that can be spread through unprotected direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person. Ebola disease is accompanied by a sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by nausea, vomiting, rash, impaired kidney and liver, and in some cases – both internal and external bleeding. According to statistics, from 25 to 90% of those infected die.
In the world there is still no specific treatment for Ebola virus or vaccine. In this earlier, none of the major pharmaceutical companies have invested in development of a vaccine against the virus. This is due to the fact that such a vaccine potentially has a very limited market and does not promise big profits.