IBG President Mr. Vikash Mittersain’s upcoming Book “MY POSTS ON FACEBOOK” post
August 01, 2015
Ebola vaccine. The sudden announcement of a successful Ebola vaccine seems a bit far-fetched. However if it’s completely effective, it’s one of the best medical discoveries in years. I remember Ebola virus being featured on a Time cover 30 or so years back. It was one of the worst diseases, with the patient dying within hours of contracting it, and horribly, with blood being lost from all over, the nose, the ears, and all other parts of the body. It was said then that this would finish humanity if it became widespread. Luckily, it remained contained in certain parts of Africa, and also became dormant for years till it exploded again couple of years back leading to around 14000 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia etc., destroying the very economies of these countries. It’s a miracle that a vaccine is developed so quickly and is so effective. Surely a Nobel Prize candidate.
It’s more than two year, and there have not been any further outbreaks of Ebola. What an achievement.