Ebola in Sub-Sahraran Africa

by Garret

Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa

Scientist say the Ebola virus has been around since the 1600's. The virus has all started from a wild bat. The virus started to spread to other animals in Sub-Saharan Africa which lead to people. Ebola has many all around side effects on humans. There aren't many ways to recover from this disease. The disease was found in 1976, and has been spreading ever since then.

Side effects

Signs and symptoms typically begin abruptly within five to 10 days of infection with Ebola virus.Early signs and symptoms include fever, severe headache, joint and muscle aches, chills , weakness. Over time, symptoms become increasingly severe and may include, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea (may be bloody), red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, bleeding usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)Internal bleeding.

Effects on people

  • More than 10,000 cases of Ebola have now been recorded as the virus continues to spread. Out of the cases recorded in eight affected countries, almost 5,000 patients have died, with Liberia the worst hit.
  • Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
  • The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.