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Multinational – Proposal to award a grant of UA 2 000 000 as exceptional and emergency assistance to fight the ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic in Guinea and neighbouring countries
The Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a severe viral communicable disease whose case fatality rate varies between 50%and 90%. The outbreak of this disease can be very severe among humans. EHF appeared for the first time in 1976 in Nzara (Sudan) and Yamkulu (Democratic Republic of Congo). In Congo, the affected village was situated near the Ebola River, which lentits name to the disease. The virus is transmitted to humans from wild animals and then spreads among the population by human-to-human transmission.