Ebola is the leading deadliest disease in the world. It is believed to have originated in West Africa. Ebola is caused by a virus. Once the Ebola cell enters the body, it will eventually kill the body cells making some of the cells explode. In the result, Ebola will wreck immune system and causes heavy bleeding in the body and as a result damages almost all the body organs. Ebola can be transmitted through food, water and air.
Symptoms of Ebola
In major cases, symptoms can show up 2 to 21 days after the infection. The following are major symptoms:
- Lack of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Sore throat
- Joint and muscle aches
- High fever
Once the Ebola gets peak, the patient will bleed inside the body and blood will come out in all body openings. Some people will vomit, cough up blood. Get rash or have bloody diarrhea.
How Ebola is treated?
Scientists are currently working on effective treatment of Ebola. However, current treatments include experimental serum which will eventually destroy the infected cells.
Doctors usually manage the conditions of Ebola through doing the following:
- Electrolytes and fluids
- Blood transfusions
- Treatment of other infections
- Preventive Measures
The best way to avoid catching the disease is by not traveling to areas where the virus is found.
Health care workers can prevent infection by wearing masks, gloves, and goggles whenever they come into contact with people who may have Ebola.