Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus:

Ebola Virus has gained half of the world’ attention due to its drastic effects, Doctors and Researches finding out what actually caused this outbreak, however according to resources this comes from pig to monkeys and then to human’s buts it’s not conclusive evidence. People who have got infected are dying day by day.

No vaccine been developed to stop this virus. According to world health organization more than 22000 people infected and almost 10000 people dead from this virus. Countries affected are guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as of Nov.15.2015. There is highly likely that the Ebola virus reached to other countries a recent British nurse found out infected, therefore people need to care some precautions to not to get caught  in this virus.

Emergency Appeal Operation Update – Ebola Disease Emergency Appeals (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Global Coordination & Preparedness)

Ebola Virus

Early Symptoms:


Symptoms of Ebola virus diagnose between 6 to 21 days of first transmission of this virus.

Such symptoms are

  • Fever Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

All these symptoms are the early signs

Second Stage Symptoms:

  • Diarrhea,
  • Stomach pain and loss of appetite,
  • Cough, sore throat, and difficulty swallowing,
  • Rash,
  • Hiccups,
  • Chest pain,
  • Breathing problems.

Prevention:

  • Avoid areas of known outbreaks. …
  • Wash your hands frequently. …
  • Avoid bush meat. …
  • Avoid contact with infected people. …
  • Follow infection-control procedures. …
  • Don’t handle remains.

NO MEDICATION HAS YET BEEN DEVELOPED.

But doctors provide some cares for the infected person in order to slow down the virus in to the human body.

  • Providing fluids.
  • Maintaining blood pressure.
  • Providing oxygen as needed.
  • Replacing lost blood.
  • Treating other infections that develop.

Transmission:

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It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts. Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest.

Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.

Health-care workers have frequently been infected while treating patients with suspected or confirmed EVD. This has occurred through close contact with patients when infection control precautions are not strictly practiced.

Ebola Virus

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