Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

By: Kristen Reynolds

Infectious Disese

Ebola Hemorrhagic was found in 1976. It is a severe sometime s fetal, in humans and nonhuman (Monkeys, Gorillas, and chimpanzees). It was first recognized in Africa. It is caused by an infection with Ebola.

How did it get to the United States?

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever got to the United States when some Monkeys were imported to from The Philippians. It was originated in the Philippians.

Symptoms and Causes:

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is caused by a virus belonging to the family called filoviridae.

Symptoms: Arthritis, backache, chills, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, malaise, nausea, sore throat, vomiting.

How can it be prevented/Treated?

To prevent from getting Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is wearing protective clothing (masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles) around sick people. Those precautions will greatly decrease the risk of getting the disease. There is no treatment for this disease. If you get it you will get supportive therapy.

Fun Facts:

  • It was named after a river in the Democratic Republic in Africa.
  • The infection with Ebola Virus in humans was accidental.
  • Humans do not "carry" the virus
  • Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rain forests.
  • There is not treatment or vaccine available for either people or animals.