There are different theories of how Ebola started and there are different animals that it came from. One possibility is that it came from green monkeys and they spread it to Germany and Belgrade. Another way Ebola could have come about is by bats and fruit flies.
People who get infected by the Ebola virus need to be immediately isolated so it can't spread. Since there is no cure for Ebola doctors who help patients suffering from the infection try to keep them alive until their body can start to control the infection. One way health workers can help is by supplying fluids, electrolytes, and food. Another way is by getting blood transfusions and dialysis to keep them stable when the body is fighting the disease.
Health workers must wear protective gear to cover their whole body to not get infected because the virus spreads by bodily fluids.
Ebola is a very scary and painful virus that has no cure or vaccination. It is spreading to more countries and the amount of people getting infected has been quickly increasing since the outburst in 2014. The U.S. government is planning to spend $750 million on treatment centers in West Africa. Even after that there will still be people who don't have the resources to defeat the virus.
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