10 Facts about Ebola

Tuesday, April 11th 2017. | Medical


You will be informed with a disease caused by ebolavirus. It infects primates and humans, which leads into vital hemorrhagic fever. People simply call it ebola. It is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever/ EHF or Ebola virus disease of EVD. After the person is contracted by the virus, the symptoms and signs will be developed in the next two days or three weeks. The major symptoms of Ebola include headache, muscular pain, sore throat, and fever. Let me show you other interesting facts about Ebola below:

Facts about Ebola 1: other symptoms

Other symptoms of Ebola include rash, diarrhea, and vomiting. The kidney and liver are also affected with reduced function. The internal and external bleeding usually occurs.

Facts about Ebola 2: the risk of death

The risk of death of the person infected by ebola is high. The average death risk is around 50 percent. Almost 20 to 90 percent of the infected people die.

Ebola pic

Ebola pic

Facts about Ebola 3: the primary cause of death

The primary cause of death is due to the low blood pressure caused by the fluid loss. This condition emerges 6 to 16 days after the appearance of symptoms and signs. Check facts about dust pneumonia here.

Facts about Ebola 4: the spread of ebolavirus

Direct contact with the blood and body fluids of infected primates and human may lead into the spread of ebolavirus.

Ebola image

Ebola image

Facts about Ebola 5: the recovered person

The person who has recovered from ebola disease may have the virus in their breast milk or semen for weeks to months.

Facts about Ebola 6: the carrier

The natural carrier of ebola is fruit bat. Even though it carries the virus, it is not infected by the virus. The diagnosis of ebola is conducted by taking blood samples to find out the virus, viral antibodies and viral RNA.

Facts about Ebola

Facts about Ebola

Facts about Ebola 7: how to control ebola outbreaks

The medical service will work with the community to control the outbreak of ebola.

Facts about Ebola 8: the first identification

The first identification of ebola virus was conducted in 1976 when the virus outbreak took place in two regions of Nzara and Yambuku. Find facts about dyslexia here.

Ebola Facts

Ebola Facts

Facts about Ebola 9: the sub-Saharan Africa

Ebola occurs mostly in the sub-Saharan Africa. West Africa is the most affected one for it took place in December 2013 until January 2016. It resulted to the death of 11,310 people.

Facts about Ebola 10: the fever

When a person is infected with ebola, they will develop a fever with the body the temperature higher than 101 degrees F or 38.3 degrees C.

Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus

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