Surviving Ebola

by Tara Shelton

Jane Beaker cries out in pain as the Ebola Virus grows inside her slowly killing her. Her eyes red and her blood vessels popped she only has a little more time before her body finally gives up. Ebola is very deadly, and can change the world.

Ebola was first recognized in Africa in 1917. Ebola comes from the Ebola River in the Northern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo River. Scientists believe that the virus is zootomic or animal based. Since we now know about Ebola , it has turned in to one of the most deadly, contagious diseases in the world. Specifically, because there is no known cure. Nevertheless, scientists are working hard to find a cure.

Ebola is primarily spread from person-to-person by contact. That contact must be through bodily fluids. Although there is much misinformation and many people

are confused about the exact transmission variables, most experts agree that Ebola is spread through the blood, sweat, saliva, etc. It is mostly agreed upon that a person will become ill within 5 to 10 days after becoming infected with the virus. It is tragic that approximately 80 to 90 percent who contract the virus die. It is a horrible and painful death. Most importantly, there is no known cure other than a person's will to survive and existing health circumstances. Many factors go into the small survival rate. Mainly, it depends on the person health at the time they get sick. The best-known way to survive Ebola is to avoid contracting it.

Ebola is a very frighting and deadly but if you don't come in contact with someone who has it and wash your hands frequently you can be Ebola free. The world's scientists and governments are working hard to find a cure and stop Ebola from spreading. Let's just pray and hope Ebola doesn't do any more damage than it has already caused.