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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