Ebola

Yasmin Sanchez

What type of pathogen? A description on the pathogen.

  • Ebola is a type of virus that is generally fatal disease marked by fever and bleeding.

Scientific name of the pathogen.

  • The scientific name of this pathogen is Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

How does Ebola attack and spreads?

Ebola is transmitted from wild animals to humans. After one person has it, it can be transmitted from one person to another.

Name the most commonly infected victims.

  • The people that get affected more commonly are health workers, close family members that are near an infected person, and mourners.


Where is Ebola most likely to be found?

  • Ebola can be found anywhere in the world. All it takes is one person to infect several others. The most affected countries are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. These countries have a very weak health systems. In 2014 an outbreak of the disease occurred in West Africa.


Most commonly injury/symptoms to the victim caused by Ebola.

It takes 2 to 21 days for your symptoms to react within your body. Some of the first symptoms that the victim feels are fever fatigue, muscle pain, headache, and sore throat. The second level symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired function of kidney/liver, and internal/external bleeding.

Most effective treatment against Ebola.

  • There is not any actual treatment for this disease. The treatments that people take for this disease include blood products, immune therapies, and drug therapies. No licensed vaccines are available yet, but 2 potential vaccines are undergoing human safety testing.

Facts!

  • The largest outbreak of this virus happen in West Africa, that claimed thousands of lives.
  • Bleeding is common in the later stages of Ebola.
  • Ebola is often fatal.
  • There is no cure for this virus but they are in development.

Sources

  1. "Ebolavirus." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 15 Oct. 2014. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.

  2. "Ebola Virus Disease." World Health Organization. World Health Organization, n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2016.

  3. "10 Essential Facts About Ebola." EverydayHealth.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.