Electron micrograph of Ebola virus. How is the virus transmitted or spread? It is said that the reservoir of the virus is unknown. The outbreak starts mostly when that person has become infected by coming into contact with an infected animal. The virus is spread in several ways. After the first outbreak in one person, other people can be affected. It can be transmitted by having direct contact with blood and or secretions of the affected person. A lot of times the virus is spread throughout the family and friends taking care of the sick person, because they come into very close contact with the person.
People can also be exposed to the Ebola virus by contact with objects such as needles that have been contaminated with the secretions that are affected. Working around the patients affected, you need to wear masks, gloves, and aprons to help keep you safe from catching the virus. What body systems does Ebola effect? The Ebola virus infection is systemic, meaning that it attacks every organ and tissue of the human body except the bones and skeletal muscles. Ebola HF is marked by blood clotting and hemorrhaging. Who does it usually affect?
The viruses that cause Ebola are similar, infecting both monkeys and people. The outbreaks of these diseases are often self-contained, because they kill their hosts so quickly that they run out of people to infect. People are at risk! Number of victims. There is no real total amount of people who die each year. In most countries or places affected by Ebola more than half of everyone affected passes away with the case of Ebola. Injury and victim (signs and symptoms). The onset of illness is abrupt and is characterized by fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
A rash, red eyes, hiccups and internal and external bleeding may be seen in some patients. Damage to the Body. Ebola can cause varying degrees of internal and external bleeding and damage to the organs. People who recover from Ebola may take months to resume normal activities. Where can Ebola be found? The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat of Ebola virus remain unknown. How can it be treated? There is no standard treatment for Ebola HF. Patients receive supportive therapy. This consists of balancing the patient’s fluids and electrolytes, maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure, and
treating them for any complicating infections. How can it be prevented? The prevention of Ebola HF in Africa presents many challenges. Because the identity and location of the natural reservoir of Ebola virus are unknown, there are few established primary prevention measures.
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