Ebola Disease Research
Rebekah, Sarah, Rebecca
What Is Ebola?
Ebola is a deadly virus that is most prevalent in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria). In these places the people are not medically advanced or educated on the virus making them prone for infection. Usually what would have to be done would be the person infected would be isolated and because the people didn't know this they virus spread rapidly. A person who comes in contact with any bodily fluids of an infected person would get the virus and go through torture from bleeding internally and externally. Ebola spread through contact with bodily fluids. After someone has been infected, they can in turn infect many others, and those people can continue to infect others making it extremely easy for a large population to be infected.
To prevent being infected with Ebola you need to practice careful hygiene (wash hands with soap and water regularly), Avoid any contact with people or bodily fluids, don't handle any items that have been in contact with or near a person infected, avoid funerals of the dead who were infected with Ebola, avoid contact with bats and any non-human primates including bodily fluids and raw meat of those animals, avoid Ebola treatment facilities, if traveling to an area monitor your health for 21 days after departing.
Specifically for travel workers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), practice proper infection control and sterilization measures, isolate patients with Ebola from other patients, avoid contact with bodies who have died from ebola, notify health officials if you have had contact with anyone who has had ebola.
Table Data Points
Graph of data points showing exponential growth
Exponential regression line
In 5 years the populous infected will be 2,353.31
In 10 years the populous infected will be 43,611.8
In 50 years the populous infected will be 606,482,395,600,000
Rate of cases
It will Double in 1.18 months
- 254= 127(1+0.793)^x
It will Triple in 1.88 months
- 381- 127(1+0.793)^x
It will Quadrouple in 2.37 months
- 508= 127(1+0.793)^x