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Humanity First Response to Ebola Virus


Ebola takes its name from Ebola River in Democratic Republic of Congo, where it first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku. According to World Health Organization published information here are key facts

Ebola Key Facts

  • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
  • EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%.
  • EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.
  • The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
  • Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus.
  • Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals.

How it is Transmitting into Human Population

Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest.
Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.
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How Humanity First (HF) is Responding

Humanity First is working closely through its local presence in Ebola affected countries including Humanity First Liberia.

1) Medical Supplies

Humanity First is sending medical supplies to affected areas through the active working local clinics and humanitarian organizations which are receiving patients. We have provided following supplies and sending regularly

a) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
b) Disposable Goggles
c) Disposable Masks 

2) Partnering with local partners

Humanity First is working closely with local partners. Humanity First Liberia is on-ground service provider helping Ahmadiyya Muslim Clinics, Liberia Medical and Dental Association and Govt. of Liberia through National Ministry of Health and Embassy of Liberia in US.

It includes empowerment of local medical facilities by providing medical supplies and education.
Contact us for more details at info@humanityfirst.org  

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