Over the past days, we have had some good news emerging about the condition of persons who had recently contracted the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and those who had been under a 21 day quarantine. I call these success stories, more like present day miracles.
Nurse Nina Pham, who is currently being treated at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland – her condition was upgraded from fair to good on Tuesday. Nina contracted the disease while taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian resident with Ebola and who later died at a Texas hospital on October 8, 2014.
Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave the Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday.
Ashoka shared the news himself and tweeted
All this great news comes at about the same time some four dozen persons who had come in contact with patient zero (Duncan) ended their 21 day monitoring period and are now officially cleared of after not demonstrating any symptoms.
In Spain, media sources are reporting that nurse’s aide, Teresa Romero Ramos who contracted Ebola after treating patients with the deadly disease in Madrid, Spain, is now free of the virus.
In Nigeria, it is official that the virus is now gone from that country. The statistical data in the end, Nigeria confirmed 19 Ebola cases, including a total of eight deaths.
Sadly, this is not the case for Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia now the combined Ebola stricken regions and the epic centre of the outbreak. These West African countries and the people need our continued prayers and whatever resources in order to help them fight this dreadful disease, and as one source describes it – “a biological tsunami.”
EBOLA – PRAYERCAST PRAY FOR WEST AFRICA
In this video below, released on youtube today Tuesday, 21st October, a plea is being made for prayers for the West African countries who continue to battle with this monster “biological tsunami.” Take a listen.
AN EBOLA SUMMARY FROM PRAYERCAST
The Ebola virus is claiming the lives of thousands in West Africa, with some projecting those numbers to escalate into the millions. With no known cure, the disease has ravaged and devastated entire families and towns with a survival rate of only around 50%. Concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the Ebola outbreak of 2014 is the worst in history and has spread at alarming rates. It has already reached other nations, with confirmed cases in Nigeria, Senegal, and even the United States and Spain.
Limited resources and hospital capacity have made it impossible for many to receive the care needed to save their lives. Many medical professionals have contracted the disease in an effort to help control it. But Ebola has proven to be beyond man’s control, unleashing widespread global fear.
Yet we know and believe that nothing is beyond the power and authority of God, and that only He is able to stop this disease. In this crisis we grieve not just physical death, but the death of thousands of souls unprepared for eternity. God alone holds the power to forgive and to heal (Psalm 103:3).
“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave” (Psalm 107:19,20). If there is to be any end to this crisis, we know it can only come from the hand of God; and so we cry to the Lord not only for the healing of the body, but also the soul. We pray that the spread of Ebola would be stopped and replaced by an unprecedented spreading of the Gospel across West Africa and around the world.
Ebola summary report was originally published at PrayerCast.com