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PROJECT THIRD WORLD Some of the animals that are thought to harbor the virus include: fruit bats, monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas. The former two tend to be sold at open markets for public consumption in West African countries; in some cases even consumed raw, which increases the probability of the virus mutating in a manner enabling it to infect the consumer. From then on in it can spread from human to human through direct contact with infected body fluids, meaning that a handshake or a hug does not spread the virus, provided that there is no exchanging of body fluids. The virus is not spread through airborne contact, however, it can be spread through direct contact with surfaces and

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materials such as bedding and clothing contaminated with infected fluids. This also includes the likes of people contracting the virus through contact with deceased individuals as the virus may still be present in the deceased individual’s body. So in saying all the above, what do the numbers suggest? Data collated by the World Health Organisation on the 1st of July 2015 suggests that there have been 27,479 cases (including: suspected, probable and confirmed) of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (all in Western Africa). Of these 27, 479 cases, the total causality count is estimated to be 11, 217 with the mortality rate roughly equating to 41%.

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