Ebola

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  • Ebola Disease

    INTRODUCTION The Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first identified in 1976 during two simultaneous outbreaks, one in Sudan and the other in Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then there have been 24 outbreaks involving 28,635 reported cases and 11,314 deaths according to the World Health Organization (REFERENCE). EVD is an example of an “emerging/ re-emerging” pathogen, due to its divergent genomes and sporadic outbreaks causing severe hemorrhaging fever in humans and non-human primates. The family Filoviridae is made up of three genera; Cuevairus, Marburgvirus and Ebolavirus. The genus Ebolaviruses is comprised of four species that have had the ability to cause infection in humans. These species originated from Africa (Zaire, Sudan and Bundibugyo), with one additional species being found in the Philippians (Reston). This additional specie is asymptomatic in humans but is fatal in non-human…

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  • Ebola Outbreak

    Ebola: a word that for many triggers a somewhat distant memory back to 2014 when the whole world was up in arms about it spreading and becoming a pandemic. This incident of outbreak in West Africa shows how far we have come as a world, technologically and medically, but also how far we still have to go. The severity of the outbreak was completely avoidable, however due to the disregard of certain factors not usually associated with disease, such as cultural practices, it became an epidemic. In…

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  • Ebola In The Hot Zone

    The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is a non-fiction novel about the origin of Ebola and its effects on people and the outbreak of Ebola in a monkey house. Preston also goes into details about the symptoms of Ebola and the different strains of Ebola,which are Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston, and Ebola Sudan. Preston really informs about the dangers of Ebola and what it can do to the human body and what must be done to prevent the virus from spreading around the world and causing an…

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  • Ebola Case Study

    Ebola was reintroduced in Guinea during 2014 and became the largest Ebola outbreak in all of history. By discussing foreign political affairs, the World Health Organization, and historical conflicts, I will expand on why I believe that Guinea was well under prepared for such a large outbreak. Tragedy occurred because Guinean culture is much different than western culture, they lack the knowledge and resources of being able to track down and stop the spread of this disease that killed thousands…

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  • Ebola Case Study

    Ebola Virus in the United States The Kaiser Health news reported the first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in the United States, which was missed by the health official (2014). The EVD is a contagious and infectious virus, and is spread only via close contact with bodily fluids (sweat, blood, saliva, urine, vomit and mucus) of an infected and symptomatic person. Symptoms of EVD include; a fever, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and unexplained bleeding or bruising…

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  • Ebola Virus Analysis

    Ebola is the most dangerous disease since HIV. According to the report by Richard Preston, an author who writes about infectious disease, the epidemic began on “December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhea and a fever” (Preston). Since then, the outbreaks have been staggering. The virus is contracted through contact with blood and other bodily fluids. As the virus becomes more of an epidemic, health…

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  • Panic About Ebola

    Why We Shouldn’t Panic About Ebola Ebola or hemorrhagic fever is a virus, which has a high rate of killing people. The virus attacks every cell in the body leading to organ failure and death. There is no known cure at this time. In West Africa the current outbreak is the worst it 's ever been, but this is not the first. The first was in 1976, two cases appeared in Zaire, Sudan, and other in Samburu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus was named after the Ebola River in the village where it…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Ebola

    devising to transport foreign Ebola patients to the United States for treatment. This “Ebola plan” has raised more concerns and questions than answers. • How intensive will the doctors and nurses clean themselves after being in contact with Ebola patients? • How sure of no holes in the doctors’ and nurses’ suits? • How will contaminated clothing, bedding, and equipment be handled and disposed? A simple medical mistake could cause an Ebola outbreak within the borders of the United States - a dire…

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  • The Importance Of The Ebola Virus

    A disease outbreak is the occurrence of cases of a disease in excess of what would normally be expected in a defined community or geographical area. The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 during the outbreaks in Sudan. Since then there have been an additional ten outbreaks of the virus worldwide. As of 2014, The West African Ebola outbreak was the largest and deadliest recorded in history, killing over 11,000 people. The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is responsible for the global…

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  • Ebola Research Paper

    According to the World Health Organization, Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name. Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans, and disease outbreaks have a fatality rate of up to 90 per cent (Leroy, 2004). The infectious disease is transmitted to people as a result of direct contact with…

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