The horror that is the Ebola virus outbreak continues to sweep across West Africa. A filovirus (image above) is responsible, and the WHO reports 3,069 cases, with 1,552 deaths. Sadly, there is no sign of the disease slowing down.
The case of two aid workers treated in the USA suggests that the survival rate can be improved with high-quality care, which supports vital functions and counteracts fluid and electrolyte losses. However, delivering such care in Africa can be difficult.
The CDC has more information. One can only hope and pray that medical staff in Africa will be able to halt this terrible disease soon.