In 2014 the United States was hit with a force far more deadly and dangerous than many threats received. The ebola virus took the world by storm after it was carried to the United States and spread by people who had visited West Africa. This virus was all the more deadly as it often took hours for any symptoms to occur. In this time the Center for Disease Control spent much time and many resources looking for answers to the many questions they had. Under the time constraint and scrutinizing public, they had to determine what ebola was, what it did and its effects on the general public.
As with any infectious disease, whether it originates from a virus, bacterium, or fungi, there is the possibility that it will become an epidemic. For centuries, deadly diseases have threatened to infect and possibly eradicate mankind. The Ebola virus, which causes an extremely fatal hemorrhagic fever, is considered to be
The Ebola Virus A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that are know to cause disease in humans. The Ebola virus, which dates back to 1976, has four strains each from a different geographic area, but all give their victims the same painful, often lethal symptoms. The Ebola virus is a member of a family of Close contact and dirty needles spread the Ebola virus. The center of the epidemic in Zaire involved a missionary hospital where they reused needles and syringes without sterilization. Most of the staff of the hospital got sick and died. This outbreak infected 318 with a death rate of 93% (Le
Ebola is a problem in our society today. It is a disease brought by unclean individuals.
"The only sound is a choking in his throat as he continues to vomit while unconscious. Then comes a sound like a bed sheet being torn in half, which is the sound of his bowels opening at the sphincter and venting blood. The blood is mixed with his intestinal lining. He has sloughed off his gut. The lining of his intestines have come off and are being expelled along with huge amounts of blood" (Preston 17).
Epidemiology The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the swine flu in the U.S., or the botulism outbreak in Ohio. What did they all have in common? They were all dealt with by epidemiologists. Now what is an epidemiologist? An epidemiologist, in briefest terms, is a person in the health profession who studies the causes and patterns of disease in humans, with the intent of reducing risks of “negative health outcomes” usually by way of research and implementation of health policy (“Epidemiologists” U.S. Bureau). Most epidemiologists are heavily involved in lab work. They analyze data and send it to health practitioners and the public. They often work for state governments where they address public health issues or abroad investigating diseases
Ebola is a disease outbreaking and killing off many Africans. It was also brought to the U.S. and infected people. the first case in the latest Ebola outbreak was in December 2013 in Guinea. in guinea the health facilities are weak and the doctors and medical workers aren't ready for such a big project and
It is doubtless that Ebola virus has a big impact on human’s health. It kills many people and it is a catastrophe. Although there is some experimental treatments and vaccines, they are not commonly used because they are not approved by any organisation yet. Hope that approved vaccines and treatments in the future can stop ebola virus killing people so that more lives can be saved.
There are many risks and ramifications of not managing diseases when traveling from different countries. The EBOLA outbreak started in parts of Africa and has started to show up in other countries due to the spread of the virus from travelers. WHO and U.S. Army personnel have since been sent over to Africa to contain and treat EBOLA (Getz, Gonzalez, Salter, Bangura, Carlson, Coomber, & Wauquier, 2015)). Now, agencies are tracking EBOLA and have learned different protocols for containment. Since, WHO and other agencies have been working on isolating the virus there has been less cases being reported of the spread of the virus. Influenza was also fatal and if it had not been control we would have lost more people. The first outbreak of Influenza
Introduction The recent outbreak of Ebola has promoted international involvement from many organizations and governments. Most of these efforts have been focused on short-term solutions to control the disease. However, while many organizations provided medical workers, aid, and supplies to combat Ebola, their actions were insufficient to stop the spread of disease. There remains a multitude of problems in Sub-Saharan Africa, including lack of locally trained medical professionals and poor coordination between global health organizations and governments. Ultimately, these issues must be addressed in order to stop the spread of Ebola as well as other infectious diseases.
Most people would say that there are two different versions of viruses. One version of viruses infects people's computers and completely ruins them (which personally happens to me way to often, by the way), but the other version of viruses is a lot more deadly. These viruses affect all sorts of living things and could cause them to get very sick. Viruses replicate themselves inside an organism's living cells and they then spread to other organisms. Viruses usually spread in a similar fashion to how if you have the flu and you cough on somebody, then they will get sick as well. According to a website called Virology Blog, we do not consider viruses to be living things because, quite frankly, viruses are passive and do not fit the definition
2014 Ebola Outbreak Events that took place during this disaster were harmful to many people. Ebola included many details common to other viruses and caused damage to lives that effected the region, but the area has recovered.
Fever, severe headache, joint and muscle aches, the chills and weakness (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014). Those are just some of the early symptoms of Zaire ebolavirus. This virus is also known as EBOV, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and the Ebola virus (Mulherkar, Raaben, Torre, Whelan, & Chandran, 2011). A couple days after the early symptoms appear, infected people start to feel nausea, vomit, have bloody diarrhea, red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, bleeding from the eyes and internal bleeding. Within days of infection, and without proper treatment, the infected person perishes (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014). However, with a vaccine that would prevent the spread of Ebola, people may never experience these symptoms
Imagine being diagnosed with a life threatening disease. No cure has been found, and the disease is highly contagious. This is essentially what having the Ebola virus would be like. The three affected West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia are doing all that they can to contain
First, the critical need to strengthen health systems overall; with a particular focus on low-income countries, where infectious diseases spread easily. Weak healthcare systems, health worker shortages, lack of appropriate equipment, limited knowledge and training, and insufficient information-sharing systems facilitated the EVD epidemic. Healthcare systems and regional economics are interdependent and models suggest significant future risk of mortality at a country-level and among neighboring countries (Nadhem & Nejib, 2015). Second, mobilization and capacity strengthening towards control and prevention efforts against EVD should be developed at country, regional and international levels. In the WHO Strategic Action Plan collaborative mechanisms relating to communication, public relations, social mobilization, field and cross-border coordination are being strengthened in the affected countries. Similar steps are extended to countries at risk [14,15]. Such support takes the form of activating and testing preparedness plans, active surveillance and strengthening laboratory diagnostic capacity, case management, infection prevention and control