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The Ebola Virus

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Transcript of The Ebola Virus

The Ebola Virus
Haley Pasion
Amanda Hansen

History

Where did it come from?
Gorillas?

Fruit bats?
Epidemiology
Sign and Symptoms
- Sudden Fever
- Intense Weakness
- Muscle Pain
- Head Ache

Animal to Human Transmission
-eating infected animals
-medical operations
-waste products
- Rash
- Internal/External Bleeding
- Trouble Breathing


How do I contract Ebola Virus Disease?

Human to Human Transmission

Direct contact
-burial services
-health care workers
-bodily fluid
Indirect contact
-reused needles
-contaminated water
Treatment
Mostly supportive
-fluid mangement
-possible plasma albumin
replacement


Prevention
What About a Cure?
Key to making vaccine is to know
the natural host
- Don't Drink the Water!
- Don't travel to where the virus is found!

Etiology
- Hemorrhagic fever
-First outbreaks in 1976
-Near the Ebola River

-Filovirus
-Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Côte d’Ivoire, Ebola-Reston, and Ebola-Bundibugyo

Ebola Today
-current outbreak in Guinea's capital city
-killed 136/203 cases and counting
-incubation period of 21 days
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