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What is Ebola?

Ebola – contagious virus that is spread throughout the world. Should you be worried?

ebola virus

Ebola is a contagious virus that is currently being developed in three countries in West Africa. Experts and scientists are already familiar with this virus the last 50 years, but this is so far the largest number of cases of Ebola.

Ebola symptoms do not appear immediately, but 2 to 21 days after a person is infected. Symptoms of Ebola are:

  • high temperature
  • headache
  • pain in the body
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • bleeding.

This epidemic is specific because the world has become a little global village. People travel from one end of the globe to another, which greatly facilitates the infectious virus to spread. Nothing to worry about you only if you have been in contact with someone who is already infected with Ebola.

Currently there is no cure or vaccine for Ebola. What doctors can do now is to help your body to survive, while the body is trying to destroy the virus. This includes compensation for loss of fluid, blood, dialysis, aiding breathing and other extensive treatments.

Virus is transmitted through bodily fluids – blood, urine, stool, maybe even sweat. Ebola is not airborne, only you must have a small contact.



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