Ebola is one of the scariest and most terrifying viruses ever. The name alone is enough to send a cold shiver into your spine. And we usually wonder how ever do those in places of ebola virus breakouts live their life. Sometimes, we are even so scared of anything related to this virus that we do not want to hear anything about it. However, we DO need to learn a few things about the Ebola virus. You don’t know, but you might find the facts you learn here helpful sometime.
1- Right now, the Ebola virus is outspread in West Africa, and it started spreading since September, 2014. About 7000 cases were registered in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. It was also noticed in the neighbors of these countries such as Senegal, Nigeria and in Congo.
2- If you have Ebola, then there is a 50% chance that you will die from it. At least that was the result of the statistics conducted in the places with Ebola breakouts. The disease even managed to kill those who are supposed to be the most protected, AKA health practitioners.
3- (CDC), or what we know as the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” in the United States published warnings for travellers to the places we have mentioned in point number 2, because the possibility of infection is frighteningly high.
4- Ebola is so dangerous and infectious that many countries, including the United States, conduct a screening for the Ebola virus on those who arrive from other countries. The screening is simply checking for early Ebola symptoms such as fever.
5- Infections in Ebola virus happens through transmission of fluids, such as saliva, semen, sweat, blood…etc. And no, it is not airborne, so it cannot be spread by coughing and sneezing.
6- The common symptom of the Ebola virus are: headaches, body aches, fever, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms happen about a week after catching the virus, and being linked to so many other health disorders and diseases, they make the Ebola virus difficult to diagnose.
7- The second stage of the horrible Ebola virus happens after the end of the common initial symptoms. In the second stage the internal bleeding happens, so the victim vomits blood, the veins of his eyes burst and starts to have a bloody diarrhea.