Ebola – global threat or media panic?
What is the Ebola Virus?

Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a serious, usually fatal, disease for which there are no licensed treatments or vaccines.  Mostly found in Sub-Saharan Africa it affects humans and other primates, and can be spread by fluid transfer between people, shared hypodermic needles and also by animals such as dogs and bats through licking or biting. Ebola is  fatal in some 50% to 90% of cases. The sooner a person is given care,  the better their chances of survival.

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The Big Picture is a static feature located within Hartlepool College of Further Education in one of its public areas. It is closely tied to the College’s RESPECT campaign, which promotes equality, fairness and understanding for all individuals across a range of social, moral and historic topics. RESPECT is a valuable resource that links to a range of teaching, learning and tutorial activities and involves and applies to everyone who works or studies in the College.