Ebola 28,000 people were infected, 11,000 of them died

Ebola was first found near the Ebola river in the eastern part of Africa in 1976. No more cases were found until 2014 when the outbreak began. The lack of technology in that part of Africa caused several people to not get the correct treatment.

When Ebola was first found, it was in a human. They picked the virus up from a monkey that they had contact with. Ebola soon began to spread by exchanging of body fluids. It is spread coming in contact with someone who has Ebola and through their saliva or blood. People also can get it from a person with the virus sneezing on them. It also can be through dirty needles or syringes.

The first case of Ebola in the 2014 outbreak was in Guinea. Once people started traveling Ebola quickly spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia. After a few few months it started spreading to bordering countries. By the time people started to treat the people who were infect, the death count was already in the hundreds and was rising. Doctors did all they could to stop the disease. The last case of Ebola was finally erased at a death count of 11,000 people.
As people started to realize the dangerous disease was spreading, doctors started to treat as many people who had Ebola as they could. Doctors who took on the job to quarantine the diseased people and save as many as they could had to take extra caution.
People who are diagnosed with Ebola don't realize it and they start to get the first symptoms in the first three days. Not until the seventh to tenth day do they start to realize they might have something more than the flu. They get several rashes, vomiting, bleed very easily. By now the victim is ten or so days in and the chances of survival are dropping. Without correct treatment, the patient's organs start to fail and death comes after fourteen to twenty days.

To prevent yourself from getting Ebola, you need to understand the symptoms and if you see any signs of the virus go to the doctor. Make sure if you travel you're going to some place that is safe. That means don't go to places that have had signs of Ebola in the past.

By: Matthew Ahrenholtz

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