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  • Date Submitted: 05/19/2016 02:04 PM
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Ebola virus: a real threat
Over the last few weeks, West African countries have been living under a serious threat related to health. In fact a new epidemic has been discovered in Guinea and has been causing a lot of terror in that community. It is commonly known as the Ebola virus and has been described as one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Indeed, since its outbreak last month in Guinea, more than 70 people have been killed in a total number of suspected cases of 110 people. But what is Ebola, where does it come from and why does it kill?
Ebola is a virus that causes Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) which refers to a group of viruses that affect multiple organ systems in the body and are often accompanied by bleeding. The virus is named after the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), where one of the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The same year there was another outbreak in Sudan. According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O), there are many strains of the virus but three of them are the most commonly known. They are Ebola from Congo, the Bundibugyo discovered in Uganda in 2007 and the Sudan Ebola.
The Ebola virus can spread in different ways. The W.H.O says that fruit bats may be the natural host of the Ebola virus in Africa, passing it on to other animals. Humans contract Ebola through contact with the bodily fluids of infected animals. According to researchers from the W.H.O, there have been documented cases of humans falling ill after contact with dead or ill chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines. Besides, Ebola later spreads from human-to-human via contact with bodily fluids containing the virus. It can also spread through contact with an object contaminated with infected secretions. Finally, direct contact with the corpses of Ebola victims can also result in infection.
A person who is contaminated by the Ebola virus develops various signs. In fact, early symptoms of Ebola...


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