Monday, 6 October 2014

Ebola Virus

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Ebola Virus (

Causing  Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) a disease in human beings (can be found in other mammals such as primates also), Ebola Virus which can show its symptoms within three weeks after contacting with the virus. The virus may be acquired by contact with fluids or blood of the previously infected person. Bats can become carriers of this disease without themselves being affected by it.

            The common symptoms of Ebola may be a fever, headaches, muscle pain, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, decreased function of liver and kidneys. Some of the affected my also begin internal and external bleeding.

            This disease may spread between people and what is worse is that the males can transmit it via Semen.
            There is no specific treatment as of yet which may cure the disease but there are some precautionary measures which may be taken in order to save yourself and others.
Some of them may be:
  • Decreasing the spread of disease from infected animals to humans. This may be done by checking such animals, and if infection is found, killing and properly disposing them.
  • Using protective measures when handling meat, and cooking the mean properly.
  • Washing hands properly. (especially when around affected person)
  • Oral re-hydration therapy.
  • This disease can kill the person affected and according to a survey it is 50% to 90% of the affected people die because of it.
  • First evidenced in Sudan and Republic of Congo this disease is now the matter of concern in Africa.

Latest Trending in ebola:
  1. Rumors are that Akon performing at the International Day of Peace celebrations in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo used the big bubble only to protect himself from ebola.
  2. According to BBC Ebola is the deadliest of all.
  3. Thomas Eric Duncan is said to be the man who brought the Ebola virus to the United States. He is fighting the war for his life in Dallas Hospital
  4. It is said that  Dr. Rick Sacra who was cured for ebola was not actually among the affected ones.
  5. It is the matter of concern for the Indian health ministry that the Ebola virus may get imported to INDIA also.

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