Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Ebola virus

Liberia is one of three countries in Western Africa affected by the Ebola virus. Ebola has no vaccine and no cure.  It is contagious through sweat and blood.  We met a woman on the plane from the US who specializes in infectious diseases and was coming to help with the outbreak.  It dominates the radio news and yesterday the President held a special report on it. The best way to contain it is to isolate patients to stop the spread.  I asked Alexander if he was worried. He said no because they are so far away from the nearest cases which are inMonrovia. We have been careful using hand sanitizer and wipes but feel secure so far.  But there are notices around including these at our hotel. Oh and speaking of the President, we did see her motorcade pass today.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Not a very good picture of her though! haha