Many children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, it's one of the first obstacles that must be overcome if West Africa is to recover.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to be gradually slowing down in Liberia, and the spread of preventative education in that region has been instrumental in the positive change. Some of this education has come in the form of government-commissioned music about the disease, but unfortunately, those efforts were seeing the wrong kind of impact for some time. Now, Liberian DJs and musicians have been raising awareness by taking a different approach.
1)Conduct Needs Assessment: Conducting a needs assessment within the specific areas of West Africa that are impacted by Ebola is necessary. Educating these certain high risk areas is better since it can contain the exposure to other communities in West Africa. By conducting the needs assessment in this way, we can narrow down and focus on a certain population to make sure that they are aware of how to protect themselves from the fatal disease.
According to James Harding Giahyue, “Nearly 10,000 people have died in Liberia...More than 4,000 of those deaths were in Liberia.” From now on, this statement is history and the USA has helped to open its doors to something positive: the decline in Ebola cases. To be specific, the number of Ebola cases has been waning from the assistance of the USA. Deep inside, this action expresses bravery, perseverance, alliance, and reports to the readers the progress in wiping out this tragic virus. As Albert Schweitzer stated, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
Ebolavirus is a member of the Filoviridae virus family and there are five strains known. Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) is the virus currently being battled in west africa and across the world. Ebola is a deadly and rare disease that is caused by infection with one of the five Ebola Virus strains. Ebola is considered a viral disease that can be highly contractible when in contact with bodily fluids of the infected. EBOV is the most deadly of the five strains with a mortality rate between fifty and ninety percent. Ebolavirus is a zoonosis, which is an innocuous agent that lives in animals, only infecting humans on rare occasions. The disease originated in Africa, but has effected many areas around the world.
Ebola (EBO) virus has made its presence around April and May in 1995 (7). The virus, at first, was medically diagnosed as epidemic dysentery but was suspected by other medical providers to something else (7). The specimens of the patients were then sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in which was diagnosed as Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever, to conform their suspicion (7). This was the first large outbreak of the virus and has since then been a topic of study because of its high mortality.
Ebola is caused by an infection with a virus. There are five identified Ebola virus species, four of which are known to cause disease in humans: Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Taï Forest virus, and Bundibugyo virus.The fifth, Reston virus, has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans. Ebola is a disease that spread extremely fast in Guinea and all over Africa it is killing off many Africans. The first case of Ebola was in December 2013 in Guinea. People deserted hospitals and went home, fueling the rapid spread of the virus. Lagos, a city with a population of 22 million people, experienced eight Ebola deaths. A village of about 1,000 people in Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine following the death of 67-year-old woman from
Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes bleeding inside and outside the body. In 1976, Ebola was first spotted in Sudan and Zaire. The first outbreak of Ebola infected over 284 people. A few months later, the second Ebola virus was found in patients from Yambuku, Zaire, Ebola-Zaire (EBOZ), which infected 318 people. Despite the tremendous effort of experienced and dedicated researchers, Ebola's natural reservoir was never identified. The third strain of Ebola, Ebola Reston (EBOR), was first identified in 1989 when infected monkeys were imported into Reston, Virginia, from Mindanao in the Philippines. Fortunately, the few people who were infected with EBOR (seroconverted) never developed Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). The last known strain
With no cure or vaccination available for the Ebola Disease Virus (EDV) it seems nearly impossible to control. It spreads very much like the common flu except that it is only passed by direct contact so there are no airborne particles yet. Furthermore, the places most at risk are hospitals, funerals, and unreported homes that contain Ebola patients, dead or alive. These places are where the Ebola virus is most easily spread from infected to non-infected. Moreover, what makes containment so difficult is that for the first three to six days people infected with Ebola show no symptoms. As a result, infected people carry the disease to new areas, and once they start showing symptoms they become a risk. Once an area has found a case of Ebola it is then isolated and all borders are closed, but people will still sneak across by land, causing further spread of the disease. However, with the help of analyst they have been able to predict the spread of Ebola over land to a degree. This is especially useful because the only way to stop Ebola at the moment, is to completely stop the spread of it over land and to have prevention packs ready. Through the use of Ebola kits, Study of regional spreading, and with
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe often fatal illness that causes bleeding and organ fatal illness that causes bleeding and organ failure. It was first discovered in 1976, in which is transmitted through blood contact and/or other bodily fluids; someone who has died and was infected by the virus; contaminated objects; and/or through invasive treatments (Eckes, 2016). There are many challenges and risks with the Ebola virus. Not only does it affect every human being but it is a bigger risk to those in the healthcare setting. When an individual contracts the virus or is exposed to the virus, he or she is watched for 21 days for signs and symptom. If an individual catches a fever or have other signs, he or she is immediately isolated, tested,
On March 23, 2014 there was a suspect of two Ebola cases in Monrovia by a business woman and Taxes driver in the Northern and rural part of Liberia called Lofa near the Guinea border. As these suspected cases were announced by the news, the government along with the House Representatives did not give much attention to the news but instill, informed the citizens that the information was not real and there is no need for people to get penny. Because it has no harm to the lives of the Liberian people. However, as fair overshadow, citizens called on the talked shows asking the government to close the border between Liberia and Guinea which could prevent the spear of the virus in Liberia. But the government insisted that they will not close the border because, Guinea is suppling Liberia with pepper and batabor. From March 30 to April 7 five new cases were confirmed in same Lofa area, and one confirmed case in Monrovia. Unfortunately all five of these cases died. Since the death of these five persons, the situation got worst and lasted for eleven months which lead to 2,705 death cases in Liberia, and ninety percent of these died bodies where cremated. Which was a very strange practice that was not familiar to culture of Liberia.
The report will be a qualitative case study, focusing on ABC’s feature report Ebola outbreak: A timeline of the worst epidemic of the virulent disease in history to which, the frame analysis will be applied.