Ebola outbreak

Information from the experts

History

There has only been a few outbreaks in the united states, but in countries such as Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone it is a widespread disease. The first outbreak in the United States was September 30, 2014 in Texas. The man traveled from Liberia to Dallas Texas, the man did not have symptoms leaving Liberia but about four days later after he had been in Dallas the symptoms of Ebola began. There has also been three other cases of Ebola in the United states. Ebola was causes
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Symptoms

"Symptoms of Ebola virus infection are similar to those produced by other hemorrhagic fever viruses and include

  • fever
  • fatigue, malaise, and weakness
  • reddened eyes
  • joint and muscle pain
  • headache
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain and loss of appetite
  • cough, sore throat, and difficulty swallowing
  • rash
  • hiccups
  • chest pain
  • breathing problems."

Preventions

Stay away from outbreak areas, wash your hands frequently, avoid contact with infected people, and be aware of symptoms.


"It is much easier to control Ebola infections in isolated villages."


"We also need to provide more personal protective equipment for health care workers and those who are infected."

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Facts

"International and national health officials trying to track the epidemic have noticed an unexpected pattern: There are far fewer people being treated for Ebola than anticipated."


“The numbers are decreasing, but we don’t know why”