Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also know as Ebola HF, is not a common disease. However, this disease is severe and often fatal in humans and also primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Up until 2014, there were only four reported sporadic outbreaks in humans since Ebola was initially recognized in 1976. “The first two, in Zaire and in western Sudan, were large outbreaks that resulted in more than 550 cases and 340 deaths. The third outbreak, in Sudan, was smaller, with 34 cases and 22 deaths” (2).
You will get watery diarrhea with abdominal pain and cramping. The diarrhea will persist for a week. Around the third day you will begin having nausea and start vomiting. A patient who has contracted the Marburg Virus will often appear “ghost-like”. They will have a drawn face with deep-set eyes, an expressionless face an extreme lack of energy.
After the time it takes to take effect the Ebola virus starts out by showing symptoms like the flu. You develop a sore throat, fever, weakness, muscle pain, and headaches. As the virus progresses vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and limited kidney and liver function. After about 14 days of infection, bleeding becomes uncontrollable. Blood passes through eyes, lips, nose, ears, and skin.
Of all Aids deaths since the epidemic started, eighty-three percent have been in the region. These numbers sound even more astonishing considering only one-tenth of the world’s population lives in Africa, south of the Sahara. The amount of Africans affected by the epidemic is frightening. Since the start of the epidemic, an estimated 34 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa have been infected with HIV. Approximately 11.5 million of those people have already died, one-fourth of them being children.
However, due to the parasite staying in the blood cells for 48-72 hours people suffer from waves of illness in the form of malaria attacks. These attacks take place in three stages which are shivering, hotness and sweating which can last for 4-8 hours. It can take 7-14 days for symptoms to appear after a bite due to the incubation period of the parasite and, it is possible for the parasite to lay dormant in the liver for months after infection. The period the parasite lays dormant for depends on the species of Plasmodium a person is infected with.  There are four species of the Plasmodium parasite which affect humans these are: o Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) which is found in Africa, it is the common type of malaria parasite and causes the most deaths.
I chose to do my report of the Ebola Virus. Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also know as Ebola HF, is not a common disease. However, this disease is severe and often fatal in humans and also primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Up until 2014, there were only four reported sporadic outbreaks in humans since Ebola was initially recognized in 1976. The first recorded outbreak of the Zaire string of the Ebola virus was in Zaire in the year 1976.
Since its discovery, there have beenfour outbreaks of this disease. There are three known strains, ofvariations of ebola. There is no known cure for this disease(2).Ebola has become one of the most mysterious and feared viruses onthe face of this earth. Ebola's first documented appearance was in Zaire in 1976. Noone knows where ebola comes from or what the original host is.However, scientists know that man is not ebola's natural host(3).The host was first suspected of being carried by monkeys in the African rain forests(4), but in one case the monkeys at a holding facility broke out and had to be killed.
Public Health Problem Ebola Virus comes from the known strain family virus called filo viruses, which are zoonotic pathogens. Symptoms include fever, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, throat pains, and muscle pains. These symptoms can start as early as 2 days to as late as 3 weeks after contracting the virus. This public health problem dates back to the 1970’s where the first three known outbreaks occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan (Li, Chen 2014). The Ebola virus is introduced into a population when there is close contact with the blood, secretions, or bodily fluids of animals that are infected.
The disease and the virus that cause it are named after River Ebola that passes though Yambuku. In the USA, Ebola killed several monkeys in Reston, Virginia in 1989 (Barton, 2006; CDC, 2000). Despite several other outbreaks, the disease has neither medically approved pre-exposure nor post-exposure interventions. However, ongoing research shows optimistic signs. The early symptoms of Ebola hemorrhagic fever are characterized by high fever, chills, malaise and myalgia.
NONE KNOWN CURES, RESEARCH BEING PERFORMED ON MONKEYS. Ebola virus is a relatively recently discovered virus, that when it infects humans, caries with it a 50-90% fatality rate. Symptoms of this deadly virus include Sudden Fever, Weakness, Muscle Pain, Headache, Sore Throat, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Rash. Internal results include Limited Kidney Function, Limited Liver Function, and Internal and External Bleeding. The incubation period for the Ebola virus ranges from 2 to 21 days, depending upon the method of infection.