Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Africa

Jamila Nobles

About Ebola

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola virus. The first human outbreaks occurred in 1976, one in northern Zaire in now Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa and another in Sudan . The virus is named after the Ebola river were the virus was first recognized , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some symptoms of Ebola are as follows : weakness, fever, aches, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. There is no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine available for Ebola. However , Providing intravenous fluids (IV) and balancing electrolytes (body salts) , Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure and Treating other infections if they occur.

West Africa

This region of Africa is poor and is in great poverty .

Most prevalent in west Africa