Saturday, August 30, 2014
West Africa is in the midst of the biggest Ebola Epidemic ever. It keeps spreading. It is now in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and yesterday I heard that there was a case in Senegal. A different strain has started up in DRC but that one does not seem to be connected to the same epidemic. Here is a CDC link for more information on Ebola.
I live and work in Gabon, a country on the West coast of Africa but on the equator. It is considered in Central Africa. Although Gabon has had a few Ebola outbreaks in the past, it has never been in the province where I live. Gabon is the size of the State of Colorado to give a bit of perspective. The current epidemic is not located in any of the border countries with Gabon. It is thousands of miles away.
Ebola can spread by air travel. Many of the airlines have stopped going into most of the countries that currently have cases. But there are still some land borders opened between those countries and other countries.
Let's pray that the Ebola Epidemic be controlled then stopped!
1. There is no Ebola where I live!
2. I'm making progress at sorting, throwing, giving, selling and packing my household before my November move back to the States for eventual retirement. I try to do some of it every day.
3. It's SATURDAY!!