The name Ebola taken from a river called Ebola in Africa, The current outbreak of the virus in 2014 is the largest and the most fatal outbreak since the Ebola virus was discovered. “Stated By WHO”.
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FACTS ABOUT EBOLA VIRUS :
- The disease is fatal and known as “Ebola hemorrhagic fever” , 40-50% of cases suffer from bleeding.
- The disease outbreaks in Africa mainly and its fatality rate ranged from 25% up to 90%.
- There is no any vaccination for the Ebola virus however many companies work to produce a treatment procedure for the disease.
- Early diagnosis , supportive treatment and re-hyderation improve the survival rate.
- Incubation period is ranged from 2-21 days.
Where it came from “The reservoirs” :
Fruit bats and non-human primates are mainly the hosts of the Ebola virus , however scientists say that the Ebola virus was able to mutate and adapted with human bodies.
The Outbreak in Africa and Death reports as of 14/1/2015 :
- 3,538 Liberia
- 3,062 Sierra Leone
- 1,814 Guinea
- 8 Nigeria
How does Ebola virus attack your body cells : (4-steps)
Signs and Symptoms :
- Skin rash.
- Muscles and Joints pain.
- Vomiting with blood.
- Diarrhea with blood.
How to protect yourself from Ebola :
- Be careful from any bodily fluids of any person with Ebola or at Risk of Ebola as it easily transmitted through saliva, blood, sweat, ..etc
- Don’t travel to the places where Ebola virus outbreaks.
- Maintaining good hygiene.
- Wear protective clothing like masks and gloves.
WHO, Wikipedia & bbc.com/news/world-africa-26835233
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