Ebola Virus Disease And Its Effects

1043 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Ebola Virus Disease is often referred to as a virus that causes severe bleeding, organ failure, and can lead to death. It was formally known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Ebola can cause disease in humans and also in non-human species, such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Altogether, information about Ebola Virus Disease will include: the background, transmission, symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment and prevention.

Ebola Virus Disease was given it 's name from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The disease first appeared in 1976 in two outbreaks occurring simultaneously. One occurred in South Sudan and the other in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the Democratic Republic of Congo it took place in a village near the Ebola River, hence its name. The most current outbreak in occurring in West Africa. Reports say that it is the most complex and largest outbreak since it first appeared. This current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease has had more deaths than all other appearances of the disease combined. The most effected countries include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These countries have weakened health systems and very limited resources. With limited resources it makes it extremely difficult to stop the spread of such diseases. Therefore, Ebola appears in mainly in underdeveloped counties with limited resources and weak health systems.

The transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease occurs in many different ways. Transmission of…
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