The Ebola Virus In West Africa

The World Health Organization, also known as W.H.O, is one of the dominant organizations in the world that dedicate themselves to improve individuals and community health across the globe. It is the specialized agency of the United Nation, which direct and coordinate authority for health matters within the system (1). W.H.O is responsible for providing health services and technical support to countries across the globe, promote and coordinate with the international research works on various health issues, monitor and asses health trends as well as to find the solutions for diseases which are difficult to treated (1). It has played an important role as the global guardian of the international public healthcare and international public health …show more content…
Since the creation of organization, the W.H.O has been dealing with many global diseases outbreaks such as Smallpox, Polio, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola.
One of the most latest global diseases outbreak is Ebola in West Africa. Ebola is a rare disease that caused by the Ebola virus which attack the cell body. It is a negative stranded RNA virus which derived from the Filoviridae family (3). Ebola virus can be transmitted directly through blood or other body fluids such as vomit, urine, semen, and breast milk, of infected person or indirectly by the objects that has been contaminated by body secretion. However, it cannot be spread through the air (3, 4). The virus is difficult to detect since the early symptoms are often seen as similar to those with malaria and typhoid fever’s patients (4). The time from exposure to infect is ranging from 2-21 days but the most common is 8-10 days (3, 5). The symptoms are included high fever, server headache, muscle pain, vomit, diarrhea, bruising, stomach pain and unexpected bleeding (5). The virus can be detected in blood through laboratory exams, only after a few days after symptoms begin. These exams included:
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The organization also provide an update on the results of the outbreak, the works that they have done to prevent Ebola, in West African countries, as well as the health technical guidelines for people to follow and be aware during the time of crisis.
The second prevent and control infection method is through community intervention. The
W.H.O has been deployed many health workers to West Africa to assist with the outbreak for surveillance, contacting tracing, data collection and management, laboratory testing, and health education. The main goal of W.H.O on Ebola is getting to zero as a way to ending the Ebola epidemic. The organization has training many W.H.O staff, consultants and partners for the
Ebola response under the “Go training” to prepare them before deploy to West Africa (11).
Many of these trainees have provide logistics, communication analytics, staffing, and many other support functions for the response during the crisis. W.H.O has provide campaign such as community engagement and social mobilization for people in the community of West Africa countries. This campaign helps to build trust for the community to participate and take action for the Ebola response. The W.H.O team went to household visit and have influence

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