Virus Disease Transmission
The Ebola virus breakout began during December 2013 in Guinea, West Africa. According to experts, the virus comes from infected bats and primates, such as apes and monkeys. The virus is extremely contagious, and takes people’s lives very easily. The transmission is simple; it is caused by direct contact with someone infected. The virus enters the human system by broken skin, blood, and other body fluids. Another form of transmission would be used needles that have been in contact with the virus. Healthcare facilities are also a great danger to the Ebola virus transmission, since the virus is extremely contagious. Doctors have to take very important safety measures before approaching an infected patient. Appropriate protective equipment is a must, and it is recommended for it to be disposable. Healthcare providers and family members of infected patients are the ones with the highest risk of infection. The virus is so contagious that it left the African continent and went all the way to the United States of America and to Spain. There is still no known cure to the virus, so the only way for people to stay safe is to take the necesary safety measures to avoid being in contact with the virus.