Ebola Takes over

By:Rita Jones and Tiffany Korynas

Ten Fun Facts about Ebola.

  • Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus.
  • The current Ebola outbreak is most widespread and intense in West Africa.
  • Symptoms and signs of Ebola virus disease include an incubation period of two to 21 days, starting with abrupt fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat and weakness.
  • Doctors manage the symptoms of Ebola with: Fluids and electrolytes.
  • Humans may spread the Virus to other humans through contact with body fluids such as blood.
  • Ebola is not a risk to the general public in the United States
  • Ebola is caused by RNA virus.
  • The word Ebola was named afeter a river
  • An experimental vaccine has been effective at preventing Ebola infections
  • Ebola is now more commonly called Ebola Virus Diesase

The Region

It is most common in West Africa. People in the region are poor because they have to spend there money on a lot of medical care which they don't get a lot of. West Africa is mostly urban they have a lot of Cites and Towns. There are not that many spaces that are empty for them.

Poverty and Curable or not and Types of Medicines

Poverty is a big deal because most poor people die if they have Ebola. The people die because they can't take care of themselfs. When they can't take care of themselfs the diesease can spread to other area's of the body. Ebola is not curable but they do have medicines that try to help and have supportive hospital care.

How it impacts Africa

Over 11,315 people have been reported as having died from the disease in six countries; Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali.

Major or Minor disease

The Ebola virus is a major disease. It is spread quickley espically when not taken care of. It has spread to six main cities in Africa. It has spread to over 11 thousand people and killed more then that. Ebola is a major disease