Facts about Ebola: what is the Ebola virus

One of the most common sayings is there is only an inch gap in good and bad health. This is because of the reason we are living in a world where deadly diseases can declare their presence anytime and can be a reason for death or making our life totally useless. There are many diseases that had already victimized a very large number of humans and had caused a very bad impact on society. One example of such disease is the Ebola virus.

It was first observed around 38 years ago and till now lots of people all over the world have lost their lives after suffering from it. Central and West Africa are currently the most affected areas across the globe. Before you introduce yourself with some useful facts related to this virus, it is necessary to first know what exactly it is.

1. What is the virus?

It is one of those viruses that affect more than one organ system in the body and creates a lot of internal bleeding. Actually it causes hemorrhagic fever in humans as well as in animals. In the democratic republic of Congo, this virus was named after river Ebola and the first serious case appeared in the year 1976.

WHO said the disease can also be transmitted through contact with infected animals, sick or dead. The virus moves through the blood and other body fluids. The mortality rate can reach 90 percent.

Here are some facts about the Ebola virus that must be known:

1. Can Ebola also be transmitted from sexual intercourse?

There is some evidence that the transmission of the virus can occur after an individual recovers from the infection. So they clinically looked better, but in his body still contained a virus in semen and it’s never been a case. In order to avoid the virus, doctors suggest the use of condoms during sexual intercourse.

2. Is it true that this is a deadly virus?

The mortality rate of 60 to 90 percent of it may not be valid in the United States or Europe. Because the actual cause of death from Ebola is the virus that causes organ failure is very difficult to treat.

While in countries that have a complete ICU treatment may be much better prepared to prevent it.

3. So, the deadly Ebola because of what?

In addition to bleeding, those who died of Ebola has so far caused by damage to organs, such as kidneys.

4. Ebola is a serious public health problem. What if the disease is transmitted to other countries?

Know, this virus is transmitted through close contact between individuals. So maybe it’s good to know the early symptoms of Ebola and the risk of transmission, such as whether the patient ever visited the country infected or not and so on.

5. What can we do to prevent this virus?

If you meet people at risk, use of protective equipment such as face masks or long underwear. Also, use gloves to avoid direct contact with patients.

6. How many types of virus are there?

According to the World Health Organization, there are 5 drains of Ebola which are totally different from each other and Ebola virus is dangerous among them all. 

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