Ebola : Facts and Cure – Ebola is basically a deadly disease which is caused because of virus. Ebola virus disease or Ebola fever is a disease which caused because of a virus named Ebola. It spreads due to blood or fluid contact. Ebola virus is quiet dangerous and awareness regarding it is extremely necessary. Check out my post Ebola : Facts and Cure below.
Ebola : Facts and Cure
How it spreads
The virus spreads throughout the body if it comes in direct contact of blood or other body fluids of the infected human being or animal. Not only this but this virus can also spread via stool, vomit which are most infectious rather than that it can also spread via semen, urine, tears, sweat and breast milk. Any contamination with these body wastes can cause Ebola. These body wastes if break through into your skin may cause Ebola. Air, food and water cannot carry this virus. Sharing food or drink, kissing, sexual interaction with the person having Ebola may cause you Ebola.
Signs and symptoms
To get activated Ebola virus may take from 2 to 21 days but mostly person start getting affected within 8- 10 days. Ebola acts like flu. Person will start getting fever; will suffer from muscle pain throat sores, infection, muscle pain, headache and also will feel tired. If gets worsened, then it can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, rashes and bleeding through nose, eyes and gums. Blood also gets released from stool. Ebola also cause breathing problem and chest pain.
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Recovery if takes place then it starts between seven to fourteen days. But things get worsened if it gets bad day by day and symptom is more visible if the person starts to bleed. Worse condition may lead to death between six to sixteen days of the symptoms. Mostly in last stages people suffer from coma if they survive then suffer from joint pain and muscle pain, liver and heart disease.
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Cure and treatment
There is no proper proven vaccination for Ebola virus but the person who gets affected is kept hydrated with lot of fluids. Proper blood pressure check up is done and oxygen is also provided regularly. Doctors try to strengthen the immune system of the patient so that they can fight out the disease. If a person can fight out Ebola then they are given certain protein which acts as antibodies which protect against the virus for next ten years. But for men virus can remain in the semen for about three months after recovery, virus can remain for two months in breast milk even after recovery.
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Keep yourself away from affected people. Maintain hygiene always wash your hands often. Avoid contact with wild animals and their meat. Doctors and health teams keep affected patients away from others in order to stop the spreading of it. Ebola virus can be eliminated by heating meat for 30 to 60 minutes or boil it for five minutes. So protect yourself from the virus try to boil the meat properly.
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