Ebola

Dewayne Linwood

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10 facts about Ebola

1. Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected person.

2. The disease is caused by an infection from one of four Ebola viruses, which attack cells in the body.

3. Symptoms include a severe headache, a fever of at least 100.4 degrees, muscle pain, throwing up, diarrhea, bruising, coughing up blood, chills and stomach pain.

4. After being exposed to Ebola, the incubation period is typically two to 21 days to contract it, although a small number of cases may take longer

5. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, all in West Africa, are the three countries that have been hit hardest.

6. The average fatality rate is about 50 percent.

7. There is no vaccine for Ebola.

8. Treatment includes antibodies from patients who have recovered, intravenous fluids and helping patients maintain their blood pressure and oxygen intake.

9. Liberia has had 2,705 Ebola deaths

10. Guinea has had 904 deaths

What region of Africa is Ebola prevalent in

West Africa is where Ebola is most found

Is West Africa poor/rich , Urban/Rural

West Africa is very poor. Most of there countries are in the top 10 poorest countries in africa. There are more rural areas in west africa that urban.

What role does poverty play in ebola

A lot of people couldn't work because they had this disease. It was spreading fast and people didn't want to get sick.

Is Ebola curable

Yes Ebola is curable but is very hard to cure.

How Ebola impacted Africa

A lot of people of all ages died from this disease. It brought africa's population down a lot.

Was Ebola a Major or Minor disease

Ebola was a major disease in africa. A lot of people were affected by it and some of it almost got to America.

What can Africa do to limit Ebola

Ask for more help from other countries for medicine and health care for it.