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 Ebola is a virus, or a microscopic organism consisting of genetic material in Africa that has caused many deaths, and is named after the Ebola River.

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2  Ebola is a virus, or a microscopic organism consisting of genetic material in Africa that has caused many deaths, and is named after the Ebola River.  The virus has been around since 1976

3  This type of treatment is known as supportive care. Ebola treatment can involve the use of intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and oxygen. Treatment may also include the use of medications to control fever, help the blood clot, and maintain blood pressure.  You would be in the hospital because this Virus in many cases causes death

4  Dehydration  Increases muscle spasms in back legs and chest  Stomach craps  Bloody Diarrhea  Vomiting  Bleeding heavily from nose and mouth  Sore throat  High fever  Red eyes

5  Children who live in Africa near the Ebola river are most at risk to getting the Ebola virus.

6 Ebola is spread by-  Direct contact  Bodily fluids  If you are in the same room as someone infected you are at a high risk for getting the virus (close contact)

7  There has been a current outbreak in Uganda  30 cases have been identified  16 people have died  The hospital in Uganda is trying to separate the contaminated patients from the other patients in the hospital before the highly contagious virus is spread  No treatment for Ebola, the only way of prevention is isolation to the patients who have already gotten the virus.

8  First known care of Ebola= 1976 in Sudan and northern Zaire  20 cases were found  In 1989 in Virginia, 4 laboratory workers became infected with the virus from cynomolgus monkeys imported from the Philippines  Can also be spread from bats, insects, and monkeys

9  Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers are acute viral diseases that often lead to severe illness and death in humans and other primates. The infections typically affect multiple organs in the body and are often accompanied by hemorrhage(bleeding).  Researchers in the NIAID Division of intramural research and at the institutes vaccine research center as well as NIAID- supported scientists in external facilities are studying all aspects of the disease.

10  "Ebola Treatment." Ebola Treatment. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb  Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 18 June Web. 12 Feb  "Ebola Treatment." Ebola Treatment. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb  Hirschmann, Kris. The Ebola Virus. Detroit, MI: Lucent /Thomson Gale, Print


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