Sure Killer

Sure Killer the Ebola filovirus, which left a trail of death and destruction in Zaire five years ago, has reappeared in Uganda. It has already claimed more than 40 lives. The virus is highly contagious and spreads through body fluids such as saliva, blood and mucus. Four days after exposure, flu-like symptoms set in, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. After 10-15 days later, the victims "bleed out' through the nose, mouth and eyes.

Ebola is an incurable disease with a fatality rate of 90 per cent. "If influenza is a level 1 virus, aids a level 2, then Ebola is level 4

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