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Transcript of ebola
Signs and Symptoms of Ebola
Treatment of Ebola
No specific vaccine proven to cure Ebola
Signs and symptoms are treated as they appear
Basic interventions used early on can increase chances of survival
Ebola virus disease
fever (greater than 38.6°C)
muscle, stomach pain
Seek medical care immediately if symptoms of Ebola develop
Wash hands frequently
Avoid contact with:
blood, body fluids
items that came in contact with blood/body fluids
the body of someone who has died from Ebola
bats and nonhuman primates; meat prepared from these animals
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Ebola virus disease (EVD) first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River
previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever
Ebola is a rare, deadly disease caused by infection of Ebola virus strains
Symptoms: high fever, headache, unexplained bleeding/bruising, vomiting, muscle pain, diarrhea
Prevention methods: avoid blood/body fluids of people and objects contaminated with Ebola
Currently no vaccine proven effective against Ebola
What is Ebola?
Ebola virus strains causing disease in humans:
Ebola virus (
Sudan virus (
Bundibugyo virus (
Taï Forest virus (
Taï Forest ebolavirus
2014 Democratic Republic of the Congo
68 cases; 41 deaths
unrelated to current Ebola outbreak in West Africa
2014 West Africa
largest Ebola outbreak in history, first Ebola epidemic
5864 total cases; 2811 deaths
disease caused by infection of Ebola virus strains
transmitted from wild animals
spread through humans by direct contact (broken skin or mucous membrane) with:
blood and body fluids; contaminated objects