Infectious Diseases - Ebola
By: Lailah Turner
- Pain in abdomen, chest, joints and muscles
- vomiting blood
This disease can be spread by direct contact(through broken skin or mucous membranes. For example(the eyes, the nose or the mouth). This disease can also be spread through blood or bodily fluid from a person that have Ebola.For example Ebola can be transmitted through urine, saliva , sweat, vomit and semen. It can be spread by the sharing of needles and syringes. It can be spread through infected fruit bats or primates. It can also be spread by contact with semen from a man who has recovered from Ebola (for example, by having oral, vaginal, or anal sex).
Epidemiology (History of the disease)-
Ebola was discovered in 1907, but most researchers believe that Ebola was around for much longer than when they first discovered. Ebola is named after the Ebola river near Yambuku, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Africa was the first place that they found the first case of Ebola in a patient. Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the disease caused by Ebola virus, can kill up to nine out of every ten people infected with it. Ebola mainly attacks health care workers and family members treating infected patients.