EBOLA HEMORRHAGIC FEVER Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) is a harsh, and deadly Viral Hemorrhagic virus found in primates including humans. The actual source of Ebola is unknown but some scientists say it is from a type of fruit bats. Currently there is an outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, and the virus is recently spreading through West Africa. There is no vaccine, so far, to make people immune to the Ebola virus, but it is being worked on. If some procedures are thoroughly followed, the spread of the virus can be discontinued and then prevented. The ultimate source of the outbreak of Ebola has not been proven, although several scientists say that fruit bats from the Pteropodidae family are the main host of the virus, but researchers have hypothesized that the first human victim becomes infected because of contact with an infected animal. From there, Ebola can be spread to other humans. Through mucous membranes or broken skin, direct contact with an infected person’s body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, sperm, and vomit), objects, like needles, which are contaminated with body fluids, and infected animals. The Ebola patients’ doctors, healthcare workers, and their family and friends are most likely to be the next victims whom the virus spreads to, since they may be in contact with the patients’ blood or body fluids. If there is no safety equipment used by healthcare workers, no cleaning of medical instruments, or is there is more contact of people with infected patients or animals, the outbreak will be sustained. There has been a recent outbreak of Ebola in Liberia that may lead to a risk of exposure from the virus for people who live in the United States or Europe. Several healthcare workers are being infected by the Ebola virus and three have come to the United States for treatment. Dr. Brantly and Dr. Writebol are two healthcare workers who were infected with the virus in Liberia and were transported to Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. In Emory University Hospital…
The Ebola Virus
According to CDC, Ebola also called Ebola virus disease is defined as one the rare and deadly killing virus on earth. Virus itself is a microscopic pathogens which causes a disease, affect humans, animals or plants. This virus spread from person to person or animal to person. A virus can be classified as being composed of RNA or DNA molecule. In this particular case, Ebola is classified as RNA virus.
Our work consist of breaking down the Origin (outbreak), pathology…
Ebola: An Analysis of Ebola as an Epidemiological Agent
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English 201 – Graduate Writing
March 12, 2015
Ebola: An Analysis of Ebola as an Epidemiological Agent
Becoming sick is a standard phenomenon in the human experience. Often sickness is due to infection caused by a virus. Viruses are found in all part of the world and affect nearly every type…
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…
Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that can cause bleeding inside and out out of a person .
The immune system and organs are damaged as the virus spread through the body. Eventually, it
causes the blood clotting cells to drop which leads to uncontrollable bleeding. This disease kills
90% of infected people. Ebola isn’t as contagious as other common viruses like colds and
influenza. It spreads to people by contact with the skin or bodily fluids of an infected animal, like
a monkey and a chimpanzee…
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often fatal disease. It is known to be one of the most malicious viral diseases known to humankind. The virus can infect both humans and animal such as gorillas, monkeys, pigs, and bats. The virus was first recognized in 1976, and has had four epidemics since then. The first two outbreaks in western Sudan and in Zaire were severe, and resulted in over 550 cases and 340 deaths. The third outbreak which took place in Sudan,…
Ebola (EVD) also known as hemorrhagic fever is a dangerous viral disease that causes
internal bleeding in the body. It is a disease in humans and nonhuman primates such as monkeys
and chimpanzees (Wikipedia). Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola river in Africa.
There are five types of ebola viruses bundibugyo ebolavirus, reston ebolavirus, sudan ebolavirus,
tai forest ebolavirus, and zaire ebolavirus. The most dangerous one is the zaire ebolavirus and it…
Economics for the Information Age
October 19, 2014
Professor Brian W. Sloboda
Due to the recent Ebola outbreaks, the Liberian economy has begun to quickly fall. The Liberian people’s fears are being realized, and there is little they can do. Liberia was hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, and because of it the Liberian people are being forced to take drastic measures to survive.
The Ebola outbreak in Liberia has arrived with devastating consequences. The Liberian people are not only dying…
The Ebola Virus Erfan Shekarriz- 10 Oasis
Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other primate’s caused by a rare but deadly pathogen named The Ebola virus which is named after a river in DR Congo. This virus may be obtained and transmitted by getting in contact with blood or body fluids of the infected animal (Ebola Virus: Symptoms ONLINE] Available at: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ebola-fever-virus-infection September…
16 March 2015
The 2014 Ebola was the largest epidemic virus in history, causing a colossal damage in the human body prolonging them to death. The notoriously deadly virus cause fearsome symptoms, the most prominent being high fever and massive internal bleeding. Ebola virus kills as many as 90 % of the people it infects. It is one of the viruses that is capable of causing hemorrhagic (bloody) fever.
Ebola spreads through direct contact with bodily…