Ebola Cipriano Rodriguez

Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus species. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). There are 5 Ebola Virus Species . Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae and genus Ebolavirus.

Once the Ebola virus makes its way into the body , it begins multiplying . It disables your immune and vascular systems by attacking cells in the liver and damages blood vessels, which can cause blood to leak from places like the nose, mouth and even the eyes. It kills the T-lymphocyte cells. Ebola spreads through direct contact with infected bodily fluids or tissue it can be transmitted when an infected persons vomit, blood or other fluids contact another persons mouth, or opening in their skin .

Ebola virus is very lethal with a 50% fatality rate . And if you do not die it causes a lot of damage in the liver , kidneys , ovaries, and the testes.. causes profuse bleeding. 11,000 people have died from Ebola and over 30,000 have been infected. 75% women compared to just 25% men . Treatments include Supportive care , oxygen therapy and IV fluids and blood transfusions. There are no proven treatments for Ebola or a vaccine to prevent infection.

Pain areas: in the abdomen, chest, joints, or muscles. Whole body: chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, or causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or vomiting blood. Also common: coughing up blood, eye redness, headache, mental confusion, red spots on skin, or sore throat

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