Ebola- Scientific Name: Ebolavirus (EVD)
- The Immune System
The Ebola Virus is passed from one organism to another when bodily fluids come in contact with the eyes, mouth, nose or broken skin. Such bodily fluids consist of…
- Breast Milk
When Ebola is talked about in the media, it is almost always humans mentioned; however, Ebola has also been known to effect animals such as chimpanzees, antelopes, gorillas, monkeys and porcupines.
What types/ages of people have been exposed?
People of all ages can be infected with Ebola. Most often cases of Ebola are people either in living or visiting Africa, due to a recent outbreak.
- Muscle Pain
- Stomach Pain
- Unexplained bleeding or bruising
The immediate symptoms of Ebola closely mimic the symptoms of the flu, often making it difficult to recognize early enough to prevent damage.
Armed and Dangerous:
Those who come in contact and are infected with Ebola most often die from the virus. Very few ¨weapons" or vaccines are available to help stop the negative and ultimately fatal effects of the Ebola virus.
Ebola has the capability to infect any region of the world because it is spread human to human. Over the years since Ebola has been discovered, there have been the outbreaks of the virus in…
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Sierra Leone
- United States
- United Kingdom
Preventing Ebola: You can prevent the spread or infection of Ebola by…
- Avoiding all contact with blood and bodily fluids
- Washing Hands with Soap or an Alcohol Based hand sanitizer
- Refraining from handling a person's personal items that has been infected with Ebola
Treatment for Ebola: At this time there is no cure for Ebola nor is there a vaccine to prevent it. However there are things victims can do to stay alive with the virus in their body…
- Medications to maintain blood pressure
- Extra Oxygen
- IV Fluids to prevent dehydration
- Managing Electrolyte Balances
22 April 2015