Ebola Virus

by fronkycat
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Illness & Disease
Grade:
10

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Ebola Virus

*As the Ebola virus is of the most deadly illnesses known to humankind.*Ebola virus patients have little chance of surviving. *The definitive prognosis of the Ebola virus is death, and as many as 90% of people afflicted with the disease die .

● A patient must have symptoms to spread the disease to others.●After 21 days, if an exposed person doesn’t have symptoms, they will not become sick with Ebola.

How is Ebola Spread:

Ebola can only be spread to others after symptoms begin. ●Fever●Headache●Diarrhoea●Vomiting●Stomach pain●Unexplained bleeding●Muscle pain

Early Symptoms:

Direct contact with:1.Bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola. (blood, vomit, pee, poop, sweat, semen, spit, other fluids)2.Objects contaminated with the virus (needles, medical equipment)3.Infected animals (by contact with blood or fluids or infected meat)

● A patient must have symptoms to spread the disease to others.●After 21 days, if an exposed person doesn’t have symptoms, they will not become sick with Ebola.

How do you catch the Ebola Virus:

When is someone able to spread the disease to others?

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How to prevent getting Ebola!

Ebola is caused by a virus. The picture below shows what the virus looks like under a microscope.

Ebola Virus

Prognosis


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