Ebola is a very serious disease. People died everyday and sometimes didn't know that they knew it was in them. They might have thought it was just the flu. You vomit nonstop, have diarrhea, coughing up blood, bruising, stomach pain, chills, headaches, have a very high fever up to 100.4°. The virus attacks cells in your body. It travels from animals and can spread through your blood or other body fluids to infect you, but it can't be spread through the air. The average fatality rate is about 50%. There's no vaccine for Ebola. Treatment may include antibodies from patients who have recovered, intravenous fluids and helping patients maintain their blood pressure and oxygen intake. West Africa is where you can get the virus though. Unless someone with the virus form Africa or just came back from you can get it. You won't know until they know themselves they have it. There were 2,705 deaths out of 4,665 cases in Liberia. The humanitarian organization got its start during civil unrest in France in 1968, and was formally created in Paris in 1971, made up of an initial group of 300 volunteers. It now has 30,000 workers in more than 60 countries treating medical emergencies, from Ebola to tuberculosis to cholera. Since founded, has treated more than 100 million patients. The group has treated 1,000 patients for Ebola and the 1,000th survivor is a Liberian teen named Kollie James. Now there isn't no Ebola cases to be reported.
How does Ebola happen?
Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola fever, is a severe often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.The first EVD outbreaks occurred in remote villages in Central Africa, near tropical rainforests, but the most recent outbreak in West Africa has involved major urban as well as rural areas. Community interact is the key to successfully controlling outbreaks. Good outbreak control relies on applying a package of interventions, namely case management, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe burials and social. Early supportive care, symptomatic treatment improves survival. There is as yet no licensed treatment proven to the virus but a range of blood, and drug therapies are under development. There are currently no licensed Ebola vaccines but 2 potential candidates are undergoing evaluation.
How to Prevent from getting Ebola
Ebola being the worlds deadliest virus. You need to watch what you and keep being healthy.
1. Always wash your hand with soap not just rise you hands under the water actually wash them.
2. Don't touch people even if they look healthy doesn't mean they don't have the virus.
3. Just don't eat animals that you hunt and catch. They can also have the virus. The animals were the first ones to have the virus and someone caught an animal with it and ate it with the virus in it.
4. Avoid dead bodies that have Ebola.
5. Before you travel to Africa check online to see where it is the most or how to prevent and safe in Africa.