Name: Nadia Rahman
Index Number: 04
Independent Learning Log 2
Date: 6th June 2016
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
What I did:
I was curious about the situation of Ebola, especially in Liberia and Guinea, as I had not heard about it in a while. I decided to research on the subject using articles from WHO, the World Health Organisation.
What I learned:
I had learned that the last-known patients in the latest flare-up in Liberia and Guinea were discharged. There was a re-emergence on 16 March 2016, when a cluster of Ebola cases started. However, genetic sequencing showed that the virus was from a survivor, and was not a re-introduction of the virus from the wild.
The flare-ups were likely to occur for some time due to the virus persistence. The virus could live in an infected fluids and tissues of survivors for well over a year.
To summarise, these cases are to be expected for some time despite the decreasing frequency. Liberia and Guinea reached the end of the latest flare-up and the patients were discharged. It is important to remain vigilant and Ebola is still a dangerous disease and it can kill.