With the world still struggling to understand Ebola infections and if they’re truly leveling off or if we’re just becoming desensitize to the gross media attention, Newfoundland health officials continue to prepare for the worst. “Most of the equipment that’s required is already on site.” Says Minister Steve Kent “There’s more equipment that’s ordered, that’s on the way. That’s expected next week. So this is an evolving situation. And it’s one that’s changing daily. Training is a high priority and it started several days ago throughout our health system.” A few odds and ends are still on back order, but that’s to be expected given the fact everyone on the planet is currently trying to order this gear from a limited number of suppliers at the same time. Dr. Faith Stratton, Newfoundland’s Chief Medical Advisor, continues to claim the risk of an infection is low, but the potential severity of an outbreak in the Province would be devastating.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XasTcDsDfMg?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=560&h=315] Published on Jun 26, 2014
VICE News Exclusive: Part 1 of “The Fight Against Ebola” –
*West Africa is being plagued by a new outbreak of Ebola — a terrifying disease that causes its victims to bleed to death from the inside out. Ebola has no cure, and the latest epidemic is spreading fast.
**VICE News visited Liberia, where many feel the new outbreak began, borne from the bushmeat markets of Lofa. Western scientists feel that the consumption and preparation of meat from monkeys, fruit bats, and other forest animals is behind the transmission of Ebola, and possibly a new supervirus, which if left uncontrolled could kill a third of the world’s population.