The Deadly Disease

By: Rhett H. p-5

People run, people hide, and people shout and cry for the disease, Ebola. This disease is very dangerous and very contagious. Ebola is killing many people in the world.


Ebola came from South Africa, and people say this disease all started from bats. It spread around and ended up in Dallas, Texas.


The way you get infected is the touch of blood, saliva, sweat, and other fluids from a person who has it. You have a 25%-90% chance of living, which averages to about 50%. From 1976-2012, 1590 people have died from this disease.


Lots of doctors have tried many cures for it, but none were successful. When a person gets infected they are totally isolated from interact with anybody. Their family is also isolated until they get checked. It could be 3-21 days until the disease effects that person. Blood comes out of every organ in your body. It gives you low blood pressure then you possibly die.


Doctors wear very protective gear to stay safe. Sometimes 3-4 layers at least of gear, but even then the doctor can get affected by it. This is why they keep you isolated.


Some doctors predict that Ebola will last at least 10 more years in the U.S. They also think is will last a lot longer in the world. Ebola won't change the world. Ebola will change the country and the way it does things. It will improve technology and help us know what might happen in the future. People will also be more aware when they are sick. Knowing about Ebola can help us. Many people in the world have died from it.

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