EBOLA

SYMPTOMS

Ebola is a very deadly virus that is dangerously spreading around certain regions of the world, mainly in Africa, at the moment. A majority of population affected is killed, due to poor treatment, but not all. However, the victims all suffer of terrible symptoms. It starts with fever, weakness, chills, headaches, muscle pain, sore throat, chest pains, vomiting, and diarrhea. Frequently, a flat red area covered with small bumps will appear on the skin. A low blood pressure and internal or external bleeding may occur afterwards. Over time the symptoms become increasingly severe. At this stage victims may have red eyes, stomach pain, weight loss and bleeding from eyes, ears, nose and rectum. These symptoms appear between 2 to 21 days after contraction of the virus. Recovery is possible usually after 7 to 14 days after the first symptoms. A low blood pressure from fluid loss is mainly the cause of the death. Often, people are in a short coma before their death. Those who recover and survive usually have muscle and joint pain and liver inflammation. However, they develop antibodies against the virus.

source: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/Ebola/symptoms/index.html

                                                                                                              SĂ©bastien HallĂ©-Sansoucy

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