WANTED: Ebola

Molly Richardson

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Ebola- Scientific Name: Ebolavirus (EVD)

Attacks

As the Ebola Virus spreads it attacks


  • The Immune System
  • Organs



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
  • Feces
  • Saliva
  • Semen
  • Sweat
  • Urine
  • Vomit

Victims

What Organisms does Ebola usually infect?

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.

Crime

Injury to Victim/ Symptoms:


  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Stomach Pain
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Vomiting

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.

Hide Out

Once Ebola infects the body, it can be found in its victim's bloodstream. Until the victim's bloodstream is clean of Ebola they are still infected.


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…


  • Sudan
  • Zaire
  • Gabon
  • Uganda
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Guinea
  • Nigeria
  • Mali
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Senegal
  • Spain

Weapon

Mortality Rate: 70%


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

Author:

Molly Richardson

Ms. Salemme

Biology, C

22 April 2015