Much progress was made in the effort to find a possible treatment method for the Ebola virus outbreak in many African countries. The drug is called “ZMapp,” and medical professionals say victims have shown “very positive signs of recovery. ” This is an experimental biopharmaceutical drug that was tested on three American health care workers who had been infected with the Ebola virus. Most cases of the outbreak have only one source, which will be easier treated than having to locate all the sources from where the disease started transmission.
Medical officials are working desperately to find those who may have come in contact with a victim of the Ebola virus. Some, who have this virus, have actually been able to make a recovery. Thus, getting the Ebola virus is not entirely a “death sentence. ” In Liberia, a local health clinic was mobbed and patients fled leaving officials to have to search for where the Ebola patients have gone. They were eventually found, and once those who mobbed the clinic realized it was a misunderstanding they vowed to return all they had stolen with the help of the government, local community leaders are raising awareness about this virus.
Four subtypes of Ebola exist, three in humans and one occurring in primates. Hopefully, in the weeks or months to come, this horrible and devastating Ebola virus will be gone. A lot of work is still needed to rid Ebola, and attempt at curing those who have already fallen victim to it. Through experimental procedures, community awareness, and innovative techniques health professionals and government officials believe that together we can stop this Ebola outbreak.
Ebola- an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding; spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirus, whose normal host species is unknown. How did the Ebola virus start, and where did it start? – Starts with an infection with the Ebola virus, and was first recognized in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.
My opinion on the article: This article is very informative on the outbreak of Ebola along West Africa. It provides insight into those with the disease and how it is transmitted. It speaks of possible solutions to ending this outbreak of the Ebola virus and plans that health professionals have for the future in medicine involving this disease.