Ebola

By: Ty Bedor

What is it?

Ebola is a deadly virus that if you get it, you will probably die. It was a serious problem the following three countries: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
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Ebola symptoms

  • Fever
  • Severe Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising

Ebola Treatments

  • Providing intravenous fluids
  • Balancing electrolytes
  • Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure
  • Treating other infections if they occur

Ebola Prevention

  • Good Hygiene
  • Do not handle things that came in contact with infected blood or body fluids
  • Avoid burials of people who had Ebola
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How does it get inside your body?

Ebola can get into your body in various ways. It is a very contagious virus. It is often in poorer countries that are not very clean. If you drink water that may have been in contact with somebody with Ebola, then you are in big trouble. You most likely have the virus inside you that will make you bleed out of your eyes and ears for no reason at all. If you somehow eat something that had blood or somebodies body fluids on the food, then you probably have the deadly virus.

How it got into the United States and is it still here?

Ebola got into the United States by doctors, from the WHO program, got infected with the disease and came back into America. It then put a big scare on everybody, saying that we were all going to die of Ebola. However, with our technology and intelligence, we stopped that from happening and we got rid of it. Ebola is no longer a threat to our society.

The WHO program

The WHO program are doctors that are fighting to get rid of the virus in West Africa. They are mostly stationed in Sierra Leone because that is the most infected country. These doctors are risking there lives to try to stop this but they are usually fine because of what they wear. They basically wear hazmat suits but for Ebola instead of radiation. They are constantly looking for a way to stop the virus and they have. They were very successful with there goal of getting rid of the virus because they have done it.
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