The outbreak of Ebola has been traced to a 2 year old boy in a remote village in Guinea.
CNN reported that the two year old boy, called Patient Zero died December 6th 2013 after suffering from symptoms synonymous to that of fever, accompanying it with black stool and vomiting. It was reported that the boy died few days after he suffered from the pawns of the disease recently known as Ebola.
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But few days after he died, his mother, his 3 year old sister, his grandmother and a mid wife who was caring for him when he was ill also followed suit days after one another. with his mum and sister dying before the end of December 2013 after suffering bleeding symptoms, and his grandmother, January 1st while the mid-wife died February 11th. The disease infected many of their family members who died in March 2014.
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Although scientists did not know how the little boy came in contact with the deadly virus, as it can only be contracted from handling infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines.
The virus spread from the Southern Guinea village to other parts of Africa after villagers from Sierra Leone and Liberia, who share a border with the village, attended the grandmother’s burial. Two of the funeral attendees fell ill and the virus spread from their families to their villages and to health care workers and family members taking care of patients. And eventually, Patrick Sawyer brought it to Nigeria!