Infections Caused by Ebola Virus

Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes bleeding inside and outside the body. As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. It causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This indicates to severe, uncontrollable bleeding.

Ebola is caused by a virus via direct contact with body fluids or infected blood. It is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola virus, these effects up to 90% of people who are infected. Now, only Ebola virus is infected in central and west Africa. The virus got its name from the Ebola River, which is near a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease first appeared.

Ebola can spread from country to country while travelling. People who are infected by Ebola virus are brought to U.S for treatment. It is possible to reach U.S as the infected person travels here.

Persons who are infected from Ebola are restricted to travel in airlines as the airline crews are spot the symptoms of Ebola virus in the passenger flying from places where the virus is found.

Ways to get Ebola virus infected to people:

· Ebola Virus spreads to people by contact with the skin or bodily fluids of an infected animal, like a monkey, chimp, or fruit bat.

· People who care for the other person who died due to this disease can also get infected by this virus.

· People touching contaminated needles or surfaces can also get infected by Ebola Virus.

· Ebola Virus cannot get infected through air, water or foods.

Symptoms of Ebola Virus:

People infected by Ebola Virus can feel like flu. These symptoms can show up to 2 to 21 days after infection. People will suffer from the following problems that are affected by Ebola Virus is as follows:

· Headache

· High Fever

· Sore Throat

· Weakness

· Joint and Muscle aches

· Stomach pain

· Lack of appetite

As virus starts affecting the body more, it causes bleeding inside the body, as well as from the eyes, ears, and nose. Some people will get vomiting too.

How to diagnose Ebola Infected people?

· Sometimes due to these symptoms, doctors also fail to recognize the Ebola disease.

· Instead they will recognize that as Cholera or Diarrhea.

· By testing Blood and the tissues can diagnose Ebola infected persons and they are isolated from public to prevent spreading.

Pharmaceutical companies are in competition to become the first to come out with a treatment or vaccine for treating Ebola virus, even as the death toll continues to rise in West Africa.

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