It is called Ebola (Ebola Virus)
It is also called Ebola hemorrhagic fever. A virus that causes severe bleeding, organ failure and can lead to death.
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Spreads by animals or insects
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging always required
- Critical: needs emergency care
Humans may spread the virus to other humans through contact with bodily fluids such as blood.
Extremely rare: Fewer than 500 cases per year (Nigeria)
How Did Ebola Virus Start?
The Ebola virus outbreak that’s ravaging West Africa probably started with a single infected person, a new genetic analysis shows. This West African variant can be traced genetically to a single introduction, perhaps a person infected by a bat, researchers report in the journal Science. Continue Reading »
Is Ebola A Curable Virus?
There is no cure or specific treatment for the Ebola virus disease that is currently approved for market, although various experimental treatments are being developed. … As of August 2019, two experimental treatments known as REGN-EB3 and mAb-114 were found to be 90% effective. Continue Reading »
Where is Ebola Virus Found?
Ebola viruses are mainly found in primates in Africa and the Philippines; there are only occasional Ebola outbreaks of infection in humans. Ebola hemorrhagic fever occurs mainly in Africa in the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Sudan, Ivory Coast, and Uganda, but it may occur in other African countries. Continue Reading »
How Does Ebola Virus Kill?
After entering the body, it kills cells, making some of them explode. It wrecks the immune system, causes heavy bleeding inside the body, and damages almost every organ. The virus is scary, but it’s also rare. You can get it only from direct contact with an infected person’s body fluids. Continue Reading »
written by: Adigun Michael Olamide ‘Olamide Noble’