Ebola outbreak 2020: What is Ebola, symptoms, and News Update
What is EBOLA?
It’s a virus that attacks a person’s blood system:
Ebola is what scientists call a hemorrhaghic fever – it operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually victims bleed to death.
Ebola is highly contagious. Being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, semen or other body discharges.
Ebola is however NOT AN AIRBORNE VIRUS!
Ebola is a serious disease that often causes death if not dealt with. According to the World Health Organization, Ebolavirus comes from the Filoviridae virus family.
However, these three species in the Ebolavirus have been linked to outbreaks that invade thousands of people in Africa:
- Ebolavirus Bundibugyo
- Ebolavirus Zaire
- Ebolavirus Sudan
Untreatable: EXTREMELY deadly:
About 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It’s one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in just a few weeks.
Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.
How Do I Know Someone has Ebola? Here are The Ebola Symptoms
WHO mentions that the Ebola virus can kill 70% of Ebola sufferers. This is because the Ebola virus can interfere with the immune system of the sufferer so it cannot recognize the occurrence of Ebola viral infections.
- Joint & Muscle pains
- Stomach Pain
- Lack of Appetite
Symptoms will appear between 2-21 days after contact with the virus, and the average occurs on the 8th to 10th days.
If a person shows early signs of an Ebola virus infection, the person must immediately be quarantined. Blood tests will be conducted to confirm infection from the Ebola virus.
An Ebola Virus can be detected in the blood after symptoms arise, especially those in the form of fever. Inspection requires 3 days to detect Ebola virus.
- Wash Your Hands with Soap Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer. Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people.
- Restrict yourself to food you prepared yourself.
- Disinfect Your Surroundings
The virus cannot survive disinfectants, heat, direct sunlight, detergents and soaps.
- Fumigate If you have Pests.
- Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
- Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly!
- Dead bodies CAN still transmit Ebola.
- Don’t touch them without protective gear or better yet, avoid them altogether.
- Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.
- Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY.
Do not delay!
- Tell your neighbors, colleagues and all friends (anyone really). Basically, you’re safer when everyone is educated.
There has been no specific treatment for the disease, attempts to help infected individuals include administering oral rehydration therapies (slightly sweet and salty water to drink) or intravenous fluids. The disease has a high mortality rate: it often kills between 50% and 90% of people infected with viruses.
Recovery from viral Ebola diseases depends on supportive care and immune system sufferers. A person who has recovered, will have antibodies that can last up to 10 years, even more.
Nevertheless, lifelong immunity to this virus is uncertain. Some survivors of this disease can experience long-term complications such as joint and vision disorders.
- Tony Thamsir, Taipei – Taiwan.
Congo Ebola Outbreak 2020 [Update: June 2, 2020]
The World Health Organization (WHO) announces a new ebola outbreak of disease caused by Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
An Ebola viral outbreak now spreads in the health zone of Wangata, Mbandaka, Equateur province. This is a difficult test because the Congo is also fighting the Covid-19 and the most devastating measles outbreak in the world.
The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced there were six Ebola cases found in Wangata. Four of them died and two cases were in treatment.
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