Ebola

By: Jordan Thorpe and Levi Dixon

Nature of Disease

- Known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

- The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.

- Ebola is also a a viral infection.

Is Ebola a Prokaryote or a Eukaryote

- Ebola is neither a Prokaryote or Eukaryote

- Since Ebola isn't a Prokaryote or Eukaryote that makes it a virus.

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Symptoms and Treatments

Symptoms- Nausea and vomiting, Diarrhea (may be bloody), Red eyes, Raised Rash, Chest pain and cough, Stomach Pain, Severe weight loss, Bleeding from eyes, nose, ears, and rectum

Treatment- Providing intravenous fluids (IV) and balancing electrolytes, Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure, Treating other infections if they occur.

How Deadly Is The Disease?

No cure has been found to treat Ebola, which is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids of an infected person. CDC has said the virus is out of control and has killed more than 5,000 people have died from Ebola since February.

Is The Disease Currently a Problem?

Yes Ebola is still currently a problem, mostly in Africa.
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Fun Facts About Ebola

1. The current Ebola outbreak is most widespread and intense in West Africa.

2. Travel warnings have been issued for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

3. Main entry points to the United States from West Africa screened for ebola cases.

4. Ebola is causing RNA virus.

5. Early Ebola symptoms are also symptoms of other viral infections.

6. Bleeding is common in the later stages of Ebola.

7. Ebola is often fatal.

8. New Ebola medications are in development.

9. There is no vaccine to prevent Ebola.

10. Ebola is not a risk to the general public in the United States.