Is Ebola still a threat today?
You must have heard about the deadliest Virus Ebola from Africa. There have been really serious discussions going on about the Ebola Virus Infection. I am sure, you would want to know all about this deadliest Virus Ebola. Let us know, what basically is the cause of this deadliest disease? It really seems scary because it happens due to a rare and deadly virus, a virus which stimulates all over the body of a person leading to bleed inside as well as outside. It affects a small body portion and slowly spreads throughout the body following damage to the immune system including organs as well. This virus induces in the blood-clotting cell level drooping leading to unmanageable bleeding all over.
Ebola Virus Infection is regarded as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. This virus is capable to kill over 90-95% people who are infected and till now the major outbreaks of the disease are only showing up in Africa. There is a lot of buzz about the outbreak of Ebola in United States, but all these are rumors. This disease can easily travel and spread from person to person. If any infected person travels to some other place, it is very much possible that this deadly disease will spread in that place too.
This virus infection is far different from all other common virus infections, including influenza, common cold and measles because these viruses transmit easily but Ebola is not contagious. It only spreads through physical contact between two persons or might travels through bodily fluids. You would also want to know, what kind of Signs and Symptoms does the person who is an Ebola Virus Infection sufferer shows up.
Signs and Symptoms of Ebola Virus Infection
When Ebola Virus infects the body of a person, the person feels like he/she is suffering from some kind of flu because the symptoms starts showing up after 2 to 21 days and are quite like flu. The signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus includes:
- Terrible headache or high fever
- Joints and muscles pain
- Sore throat and feeling of weakness
- Severe stomach pain
- Lack of appetite
- Shortness in breath
- Trouble while swallowing food or drinking fluids
- Hiccups or pain in chest
- Pain in lower back or arthritis
- Tired or diarrhea
- Nausea or malaise
- Blood flow from eyes, nose and ears
- Bleeding in gastro-intestines i.e. blood flow from mouth as well as rectum
- Eye swelling i.e. Conjunctivitis
- Swelling on labia or scrotum
- Skin pain increases
- Entire body covered with rashes
Signs and Symptoms of Ebola Virus Infection on later stages
As soon as the infection starts worsens, it starts affecting all the inner body organs, leading to blood flow through nose as well as ears and eyes. Some people who are infected with Ebola virus even vomits or cough and their whole body covers up with red rashes as well as they suffer from bloody diarrhea.
Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Infection
Diagnosing Ebola virus infection is really hard at times by its signs and symptoms and even sometimes doctors get the wrong results out claiming the Ebola virus infection as cholera or malaria. The correct diagnosis of this virus infection is through blood or tissue tests. A person infected from Ebola must be recommended to isolate himself/herself immediately from the place in order to prevent it spreading to others.
Treatment of Ebola Virus Infection
You would be shocked to know, but at present, there is as such no real treatment or cure of Ebola virus infection. However, Researchers are trying really hard to find it’s cure with some high-end treatments. Ebola virus infection is being treated with an experimental serum, which helps in destructing all the infected cells. Most health care providers as well as doctors find it hard to diagnose Ebola with:
- Electrolytes and fluids
- Blood pressure
- Blood or oxygen transfusion
- Treatment of other infections
Its treatment is confined to a positive therapy, which basically consists of maintaining blood pressure, oxygen status, patient’s electrolytes and fluids followed by treating infected people with any infections which are complicating. Clinically, it is really difficult to diagnose the disease so it is advised to get a timely treatment.
Prevention of Ebola Virus Infection
Researchers are working hard to find a way to prevent the virus, but till now no vaccine to prevent this deadly disease Ebola, is available. There is only one way to avoid getting infected with Ebola virus and that is, Do not travel to the place where the disease has been diagnosed. And, in case, you cannot avoid travelling, or you stay in a place, where Ebola Virus has been diagnosed, Make sure you can wear masks, goggles and gloves in order to prevent the infection as much as you can.
Ebola Virus Infection is a sternly pestilent disease and it spreads over because it has the potential of high destruction. If you feel the same, then it is advised to consult your doctor immediately and get it treated at the early stage itself. It spreads all over the body very quickly and later you will be left with only one choice i.e. You must accept your Death. Many cases have been traced in Africa, including two in Russia and one in England. The health care workers as well as the family members and friends of the infected person are on high-risk of getting affected with Ebola virus. The health care workers in Africa must learn about the prevention of the disease and try to control it from spreading.
Are you Scared of Ebola Virus? Don’t be, just understand, personal hygiene and prevention is best. Avoid travelling to places where Ebola virus has been diagnosed, and in case you do take precautions. Leave your comments in the section below if you have any queries related to Ebola Virus Infection. Please share these words with your family and friends because this will help in spreading awareness about the deadly virus among people so they can easily prevent it through.