Ebola

Ashley Leal

signs and symptoms

fever, severe headache, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, unexplained bleeding and bruising.
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risk of exposure

  • highest risk if getting sick is coming close with body fluids or blood that is infected with the viruses.
  • is can also spread by...
  • animal meat that has been infected
  • by coming in contact with objects ( like cloths and, bedding, needles, syringes/ sharp or medical needles .
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Outbreaks

outbreaks in

  • west Africa
  • Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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prevention

  • practice careful hygiene
  • do not handle items that may have come in contact with soap and water
  • avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling body of someone who is died from Ebola
  • after you return, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if u develop symptoms of Ebola.
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diagnosis

in a person who has been infected for only a few days is hard because the early symptoms, such as fever, are nonspecific to Ebola infection and often are seen in patients with more common diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever.

treatment

no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine is available. but you can improve your chances for survival by:

  • providing intravenous fluids (IV) and balancing electrolytes (body salts)
  • maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure
  • treating other infections if thy occur
experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are under development, but they have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.