Ebola: and haemorrhagic fevers refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses. In this fever multiple organ systems in body are affected.
Moreover this fever appears when our internal organ system gets damaged because of different viruses and bacteria’s destroying our body, in this sort of scenario the victim gets infected in various diseases like fever (greater than 38.6 C or 101 .F ) severe headache , muscle pain , weakness , Diarrhoea , vomiting , abnormal (stomach ) pain and bleeding.
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola but the average is 8 to 10 days.
Humans: are not the natural reservoir for any of these viruses because Ebola spread because of wild animals as of 2013, an epidemic of Ebola viruses (EVD) is ongoing in West Africa.
The epidemic began in Guinea , Liberia , Sierra Leone and then Ghana. Ebola victims are circulating in the whole world which can affect the whole world and can lead to a big natural disaster. World scientist said this fever is caused by the animal reservoir host or arthropod vector.
The multimammate rat, cotton rat, deer mouse, house mouse and other field rodents are of hosts. These type of animals are mostly found in wild places and when these animals get sick they create dangerous viruses, so when humans touch them or smell them they get infected then these victims transmit this virus to other.
Doctors say stop your contact with fruit bats and monkeys. They say animal should be handled with gloves. Although the hosts of some viruses remain unknown.
Ebola Virus Microscopic Picture
Dangerous effects of this fever: The ratio of the people diagnosed with Ebola virus has increased in six months in West Africa. This disease is not only spreading in families but also in nations day by day.
In Ghana and other countries of Africa the death rate has been rapidly increasing at an alarming rate and health officials have warned of a potential worldwide disaster. The US is sending thousands of military personal to bolster the region’s crippled health care system.
3000 people have been estimated to have lost their lives to this deadly virus as of 3/10/2014. It has been estimated that a total of 5000 people have been recently diagnosed with E-bola virus.
“World Health organization” is estimating that above 20000 people got infected in a single month. And the death rate is increasing badly. The FATALITY RATE OF THE CURRENT OUT BREAK IS AROUND 60 PERCENT.
The Governments: are setting up centers in hospitals and clinics that are equipped to manage with the treatment of Ebola as, the staff is also being provided with protective gear to prevent themselves from catching the deadly virus in these centres, and they are also providing some compensatory package to the people who attend the Ebola patients to encourage motivate them. The African Governments should also start an educational campaign to educate people about this disease.
Preventions and treatment of this fever: There isn’t any treatment or established cure for Ebola. VHFs, Ribavirion, an antiviral drug has been effective in treatment. For the prevention vaccines have been developed.
No vaccines exist that can protect against this disease. Therefore preventions efforts must concentrate avoiding contact with host species. However, supportive care, dehydrations with oral or intravenous fluids and treatment of specific symptoms improves survival.
There is arrange of potential treatment including blood products immune therapies and drug therapies are currently being evaluated.
(GhanaLive.tv) It is our humble request to the people to follow all the safety precautions and contact there nearest hospital or clinic if they get E-bola symptoms.
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