The Deadly Virus By Cristian
Ebola is a deadly virus also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the virus been around since 1976 and was discovered by Peter Piot(Dylan). Ebola once became an epidemic, people around the world need to know how to deal with this virus. This virus can be detected by checking the human’s body symptoms, it can be prevented by taking certain precautions, and the risk of exposure.
In addition, Ebola has many symptoms that could be detected easily. According to the World Health Organization, the incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms is 2 to 21 days. Humans are not infectious until they develop symptoms. The first symptoms are fever, headache, muscle pain, and sore throat. Once the symptoms get worse, it becomes to be “vomiting, diarrhea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding(World Health Organization).” Recovery from ebola may be possible depending on the patient’s immune system.
However, Ebola can prevented by practicing “careful hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and body fluids(C.D.C).” Do not make any contact with an infected person’s body fluids. According to the Control Disease Center, avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals. Health care workers can use personal protective equipment, avoid direct contact with dead bodies infected with Ebola, and isolate patients with Ebola from others that are not infected(C.D.C).
The highest risk of exposure is in africa. Some past Ebola outbreaks were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory coast, Uganda, South Africa, and the Republic of the Congo(C.D.C). The CDC informs that doctors caring for Ebola patients and family and friends in close contact with people infected with Ebola are at the...