Charities jump to fight killer Ebola

Ebola Outbreak

Since the latest Ebola outbreak in Western Africa in July 2014, more and more charities are donating and campaigning for more funds to fight the deadly disease. Since its outbreak in July, condition is getting worse by every passing day. Even though it started in Western African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, it is also spreading over to neighboring Nigeria and others. Chances are high for it to jump overseas. At this writing, the current outbreak has claimed more than 1,000 lives and continues to worry all countries around the world. Ebola virus is contagious and often deadly and spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people and animals, even the death will not stop the spread of the disease, and there is no known vaccine, cure or treatment.

Among charities dealing with the current Ebola outbreak, the American Red Cross, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Samaritan’s Purse, GlobalGiving, MAP International, American Jewish World Service, Direct Relief and many others are out in the front. Save the Children is also working to stop spreading the virus, training healthcare workers, teaching people and communities how to limit the risks, distribute protective gear, and provide medical equipment.