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Transcript of Ebola Presentation
By; Taylor Innis and Sofia Daubert
an airborne disease
You can get infected by coming in contact with the blood, sweat, saliva, mucus, and any bodily fluids from someone that has been infected from Ebola
How can you get Ebola?
The 2014 Ebola outbreak started with one infected person
Experts say that it may have been introduced to people by bats
Studies paint a remarkably detailed picture of how the virus spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone and Liberia in an outbreak that’s taken the lives of more than 4,000 people
Where did Ebola come from?
Important things to know
What is the Ebola virus?
Reasons Why Ebola is Spreading so much in West Africa
The people don't trust the government- there has been a lot of conflict between the people and the government
Little to no clean water
They eat bush meat- meat from bats and primates-
Preparing food- when preparing bush meat, west africans often come in contact with the blood of the meat, further spreading the virus
Not enough healthcare workers to help the sick
Not enough educating- people there do not know much about the virus; how it spreads, how dangerous it is, and what to do if you are infected
Symptoms of Ebola
Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal virus
The current Ebola outbreak is hitting West Africa the hardest.
Fruit Bats don't show signs
of the disease
What the rest of the world is doing to stop the Ebola outbreak
The 2014 Ebola virus has infected more than 9,216 people and has killed more than 4,555.
The Ebola fatality rate is 50%. That is low compared to other epidemics.
Nigeria has been declared Ebola free.
Ebola is caused by an RNA virus, a virus that infects wild animals
The first outbreak happened in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Ebola River
The early symptoms of Ebola are also the symptoms of other deadly diseases. That is why it is hard to identify.
Ebola is not a risk in the general US
Ebola is not contagious until the person first starts showing symptoms, about 10-20 days
The Ebola virus does NOT survive for long on walls and the ground. What that means is that the virus is only alive/ contagious when a person/animal has it.
Everytime the Ebola virus infects a new person, it undergoes 1-2 mutations. The mutations are minor, but scientists are saying that the disease could become airborne
Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)