With a mortality rate which currently sits at around 70 per cent, Ebola has claimed more than 3,000 lives throughout West Africa in recent months and the situation regarding its spread has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an international emergency.

Highly contagious, the disease is spread through bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, perspiration, excrement and semen and causes massive internal haemorrhaging, with victims suffering immense pain as they die from loss of blood. Its proliferation is happening in densely populated parts of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, where under-resourced…