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Friday, November 14, 2014

Ebola...Exposed?

Stopping the Ebola Outbreak Infographic     Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
      Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.
Transmission is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, urine, feces, saliva, tears, seaman, vomit, sweat etc...) However, Viruses are known to mutate when introduced into new environments. Do NOT rule of the ability of the virus to mutate into different strains that could possibly mutate into an airborne strain.

  • According to a WHO Transmission remains intense in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and case incidence is still increasing in Sierra Leone.
  • All Ebola patients in the United States have been discharged from the hospital.
  • Once people recover from Ebola, they can no longer spread the virus to people in the community. However, because Ebola can stay in semen after recovery, men should abstain from sex (including oral sex) for three months. If abstinence is not possible, condoms may help prevent the spread of Ebola. Sexual transmission of Ebola has never been reported.
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