Ebola History

By Ben Hopper

History of Ebola

Ebola first started in Sudan and Zaire, the first outbreak of Ebola infected over 284 people. When you first get infected by Ebola you will get the symptoms in 2 to 21 days. The first symptoms are fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headache. After that it goes to vomiting and rashes, next it leads to decreased function in your liver and kidneys. Ebola has killed 4,877 people and there has been 9,936 cases. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River which is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are a few ways to treat Ebola First keep the person hydrated with fluids through an IV. Next give oxygen, and maintain there body pressure. Last treat any other infections they have. There are few ways you could get Ebola. You can get it by direct contact, kissing or sharing food, and you could get it by a contaminated syringe.
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Map of Ebola Outbreak

This map shows where there is a widespread outbreak, limited outbreak, isolated cases, medically evacuated cases, and Ebola-free after prior cases.
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There has been many deaths in Africa from Ebola.