Let's Learn About Ebola

Don't get hemorrhagic fever!

Transmition

Ebola can be spread through lots of things:


  1. Direct contact
  2. Blood
  3. Bodily fluids
  4. Objects contaminated with Ebola
  5. Infected primates, such as fruit bats and apes
  6. Feces
  7. Vomit
  8. Saliva
  9. Mucus
  10. Tears
  11. Urine
Source(s):http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html, www.Mayoclinic.gov/ebola, www.CNN.com/ebola

Signs and Symptoms

There're several symptoms of Ebola, in other words IF THIS IS YOU, SEE A DOCTOR!!!!!!


  1. Fever
  2. Severe headache
  3. Muscle
  4. Weakness
  5. Fatigue
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Vomiting
  8. Abdominal pain
  9. Unexplained hemorrhage
  10. Red eyes
  11. Raised rash
  12. Chest pain and cough
  13. Severe weight loss
  14. Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)
  15. Internal bleeding
Source(s):www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html, www.Mayoclinic.gov/ebola, www.CNN.com/ebola

Prevention

You should definitely know how to prevent Ebola if it comes to a place where you live:


  1. Practice careful hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and body fluids.
  2. Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment).
  3. Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
  4. Avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals.
  5. Avoid facilities in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on facilities.
  6. After you return, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if you develop symptoms of Ebola.
Source(s):www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html, www.Mayoclinic.gov/ebola, www.CNN.com/ebola

Treatments

No antiviral medications have been proven to work on the disease, but supportive hospital care includes:


  1. Providing fluids
  2. Maintaining blood pressure
  3. Providing oxygen as needed
  4. Replacing lost blood
  5. Treating other infections that develop
  6. Providingintravenousfluids(IV)andbalancingelectrolytes(bodysalts).
Source(s):www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html, www.Mayoclinic.gov/ebola, www.CNN.com/ebola

Interesting Facts

  1. The number of Ebola cases this year are 9,936 4,877 have been killed. That's over half of the patients.
  2. The most intense place for Ebola outbreaks is West Africa.
  3. Ebola is an RNA virus meaning a virus that infects animals and in turn infecting us.
Source(s):www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html, www.Mayoclinic.gov/ebola, www.CNN.com/ebola