One thing’s for sure…when it’s a slow news day, there’s always something mortifying and/or horrific going on in Africa…
The World Health Organisation said Tuesday that five cases of the deadly Ebola virus had been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after dozens of people succumbed to an unidentified illness in recent months. The five cases of the viral hemorrhagic illness were confirmed in western Kasai in the centre of the vast African country, WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told journalists in Geneva.
Ebola causes the patient to bleed under the skin and in severe cases, from the mouth, ears and eyes. The virus, which has no known cure, is highly infectious for those who come into contact with a victim’s body fluids
The only thing I know about the Congo is that Billy Joel said there are Belgians there. I’m going to be honest here: I don’t care. Since I was two it’s been blahblah Africa AIDS blahblah Africa hunger blahblah hideous disease that causes organ failure and the shits…I don’t care! Excuse me now, I’ve got a children sandwich to eat.