Ebola Project

By: Marcos Bohn

What is Ebola?

1.Where does it come from?

  • started in West Africa after one person was infected

  • nobody knows where the first person got the disease yet

  • Ebola begun from the fruit bat which is eaten all over Africa

2.What does it do to your body?

  • Ebola begins as any other virus or sickness

  • starts with common symptoms like nausea and headaches etc..

  • the virus disarms the immune system and then dismantles the vascular system

  • without an immune system, diseases and other illnesses can easily kill you

3.How is it effecting our earth?

  • the virus is spreading quickly

  • there is no way to stop people from getting infected

  • people all over the world are scared for their lives

  • if there is no cure found in the next five years, this disease could cause the end of humans

  • the virus spreads only through body fluids or direct contact

How can we stop it?

How can we stop it?

1.Are scientists coming up with cure medicines?

  • Scientists are trying out an inhaled medicine to monkeys hoping that it will help stop the disease

  • blood transfusion is being used to get the virus out of the human blood

  • isolating people with this virus is also a good idea especially in countries with only a few patients with Ebola

2.Will we ever be able to stop it?

  • most likely in the next year ebola will not be a problem because of cures that are being worked on right now

  • the virus is not spreading throughout many countries as rapidly anymore

  • the virus could die off eventually without treatment

3.How can we prevent it personally and economically?

  • Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.

  • Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.

  • Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.

  • Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.

  • Avoid facilities/hospitals in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated.

  • Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.


1.What percent of people have it?

  • 90 percent of people that have Ebola have died

  • 4447 people have died so far from the virus

  • much less than 1 percent of people in the world have the virus

  • scientists predict that 1.4 million people will have it by january of 2015

2.At what rate will it increase in the future?

  • The number of deaths are going down thanks to scientists and lab workers

  • 1.4 million people could be infected by january

  • Lots of people are not going to hospitals now to get it treated because of the risk for spreading it

  • These people die in their beds or run away into the woods so that it does not spread

3.What is your chances of getting the virus?

  • The chances of you getting the virus right now is like winning a million dollar lottery

  • The chances of getting it have tripled from a few months ago

  • Ebola may stick around for years and the chances of catching it depends on the amount of people who have it in your country/region

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