History And Culture Of Africa

1255 WordsApr 27, 20176 Pages
There is a majestic place infused with huge open plains, surrounded by beautiful lush jungles and white sandy beaches, near crystal clear waters and snow covered mountains, and filled with exodic wildlife and an abundance of undiscovered wonders. Africa is a continent with approximately 1.2 billion people and over 1,250 different native languages spoken. Its unique history and culture creates an extremely diverse continent which has generated Africa’s countries to be immensely populated with tourists all over the world. Even though Africa is one of the most beautiful places on earth, it can also be one of the most dangerous for tourists to visit. For centuries, sickness and disease have been known to be extremely dangerous when traveling…show more content…
This severe disease caused the United States government to become involved. They declared this issue to be their number one priority for the nation’s safety. Members of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service were asked to personally handle the patients with the highly contagious disease in the United States and Africa. Alexis Mosquera was a United States’ nurse who worked in an Ebola Treatment Unit in West Africa. She wrote an article in 2015 about the spread in West Africa and gave vivid explanations about how she trained in dealing with the virus, what the ethical dilemmas were, and the risks for exposures of the virus. She claims that Ebola is extremely dangerous and hard to prevent because no one has officially proven where it comes from, but doctors have reasonable suspicions. The Natural host of Ebola virus remains unknown, but it is widely believed that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are the natural reservoir. EVD is transmitted via direct contact with body fluids: blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of infected individuals. In addition, contaminated surfaces and materials (clothing, bleeding, needles, and syringes) can also transmit the virus. (Mosquera 151) The people who work in the medical field have an extremely high risk in receiving the virus but yet Commissioned Corps nurses are still very selfless when caring for their patients with
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