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    Obstacles in Stopping the Spread of Ebola Many illnesses that we know of can be easily treated, but what do we do if an untreatable disease is spreading? The first human Ebola outbreak occurred in 1976 and mostly subsided until an outbreak in 2014. Ebola has killed 5,000 people since it's outbreak earlier in 2014, and it has not been easy to contain. The biggest obstacles that compromise the containment of Ebola are as follows: fear, the ease of contraction, and the difficulty of treatment. Fear is a major obstacle in stopping the spread of Ebola. When someone is scared for their life or for their loved ones, they will do things that can indirectly harm others. The World Health Organization published an article that states "fear causes ……

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    Indians had fairly consistent food sources and better diets than the Europeans (Ojibwa, 2009). Smallpox, measles, influenza and bubonic plague are just a few of the deadliest diseases brought to the Americas by the Europeans. These diseases are considered crowd diseases and they need heavily populated areas in order to thrive. If the area is less densely populated the viruses will die out quickly and have little effect on the general population of a given area. Smallpox enters the body…

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    Introduction Rattus Ebola Virus (REV) is an emerging viral hemorrhagic disease that is making a lot of noise through out the nation. REV, which is classified under the family of Ebolavirus, is a deadly virus vectored by Anophels bradleyi mosquito and has almost a 99% mortality rate. The disease is extremely fatal, and there have been no medical treatment that has any positive effects. It is critical to the break the chain between the links of this virus immediately to prevent any further…

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    Ebola Research Paper

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    Should society be scared of catching the deadly virus Ebola in the U.S.? According to an article from the Washington Post, “1 in 4 Americans is worried that an outbreak of Ebola could happen in the United States.” This implies that U.S. citizens are fearful that the disease that broke out in West Africa will soon infect them. People do not want to come into contact with the symptoms of Ebola, such as an unanticipated fever, muscle aches, weakness, a sore throat, and a headache. The worst…

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    Ebola, a very contagious disease that spreads through bodily fluids such as saliva & sweat, can spread very quickly through a population. Due to this, the Liberian Government set up roadblocks and asked people to stay in their homes in an attempt to slow the disease. The economic toll this and other restrictions, such as the stopping of flights to Liberia, caused fewer goods to be able to make it to the people. this scarcity creates inflation, with inflation comes the higher cost of goods and…

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    Ebola Rough Draft Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. So far Ebola has killed more than 30,215 people in the world and the number is going up by at least 15 people per day (“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”). The Ebola virus has completely taken over Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Other countries such as Kayas, Spain, Lagos, Dallas Texas, New York City, Port Harcourt, and Dakar have the Ebola outbreak as well. Ebola is also known as the Hemorrhagic Fever (“Centers…

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    sickness to Nina Pham, a twenty six year old nurse, and Amber Vinson, a twenty nine year old nurse. Pham and Vinson are now being quarantined. Kaci Hickox, a Maine nurse, was forced into quarantine after returning from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa. Hickox’s case caused controversy amongst Americans. Hickox insisted that she posed no risk to others because Ebola-infected people are not contagious before developing symptoms (Oelsner). Although Hickox showed no symptoms, Maine health…

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    have (npr.org). Found mainly in Africa, it is thought that the fruit bat and some apes are natural hosts for the virus, though this is unconfirmed because of a lack of evidence. EVD can be a difficult disease to diagnose because it can be mistaken for other infectious diseases such as malaria. There are a lot of diseases that must be ruled out before a diagnosis of EVD can be made. The virus can only be transmitted if you have come into direct contact with the body fluids of an infected…

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    Deadly Virus Vaccination

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    Claudia Schimek English l Mrs. Toews October 2015 Deadly Virus Vaccination “I am terrified that Ebola will evaporate from our memories... The availability of a good and safe vaccine would make an immense difference. We are going to see future outbreaks of Ebola,” said Keiji Fukuda, the assistant director general for health security at the World Health Organisation (WHO) (“Ebola Outbreaks Slow”). This virus has been haunting the earth since prehistoric times, and has just recently become active…

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    Ebola Outbreak Case Study

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    In March of 2014 the world was notified that there were numerous cases of ebola arising in West Africa. For millions of people this was the first that time that they had heard of this disease. However, in 2014, what had once been a problem only seen in African was now spreading into European countries and the United States. As a result numerous countries and nongovernmental organizations worked together to treat the thousands of people suffering from ebola. Now, nearly two years later, the world…

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