(Garrett 6) Researches have figured out that the Ebola virus remains stable at room temperature (20°C), ... ... middle of paper ... ...ses. (Regis 145) It is possible to say that this disease can be transmitted from monkeys to humans. It is not known at this time the trends that the Ebola has. The Ebola virus will probably reappear in places where there are lots of monkeys in the population such as Asia and Africa. There is no drug or treatment that can cure Ebola, but there are ways to prevent Ebola from spreading.
The lining of his intestines have come off and are being expelled along with huge amounts of blood" (Preston 17). Ebola, a virus which acquires its name from the Ebola River (located in Zaire, Africa), first emerged in September 1976, when it erupted simultaneously in 55 villages near the headwaters of the river. It seemed to come out of nowhere, and resulted in the deaths of nine out of every ten victims. Although it originated over 20 years ago, it still remains as a fear among African citizens, where the virus has reappeared occasionally in parts of the continent. In fact, and outbreak of the Ebola virus has been reported in Kampala, Uganda just recently, and is still a problem to this very day.
All instruments, clothing, or biological matter must be either disposed of or thoroughly disinfected immediately. The initial outbreaks of the Ebola virus occurred in 1976. Springing forth from unknown origins, this virus held the nations of Zaire in fear as it quickly claimed the lives of many of it's citizens. As this was the first recorded outbreak of the Ebola virus, the medical community was unsure of how to handle Ebola. The level of care in Zaire during this outbreak was very low, and as a result of the many infected victims congregated in public areas, the virus continued to spread among the denizens of Zaire.
Later on the nurses that treated him also become infected with the disease, starting an outbreak. There are many more outbreaks to come later in the story. After the death of Charles Monet, the stage is set for much more to come. At the time, Monet’s death was considered unknown, because the Ebola virus was not known about at the time. Medication and antibiotics have no effect on someone with the virus, so obviously it’s pretty serious.
They looked at it un... ... middle of paper ... ...tely be a very large panic. The virus would also spread so quickly and do so much damage in a very short period of time. The virus would basically wipe out our population if it weren’t contained/controlled properly. The book presented this problem, with the virus being dormant for a while, and then starting to contaminate a population. The book also has the virus being spread within a lab holding monkeys (used for experiments) that was located in the United States.
In this paper, I will inform you on the virus known as “Ebola” which will include its history, inner workings, signs/symptoms, treatment, and prevention. As a precaution, I must warn you that some of this information is not for the faint of heart. In 1976, people in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo began dying from something, the likes of doctors had never seen before. Subjects exhibited common flu like symptoms at the beginning of their prognoses until regressing into deadlier symptoms such as: • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Redness of the eyes • Swelling of the genitalia • Bleeding o Internally from various organs o Externally from the ears, nose, eyes, mouth, and/or rectum • Bleeding rash all over the body Around the same time, doctors in Sudan were dealing with something similar in nature. Cotton factory workers began coming down with the same symptoms.
That virus is called Ebola. It is thought that Ebola's effect on humans is restricted to Zaire, Africa. Viruses that kill people in large masses is a major threat to mankind; the only hopes of destroying the viruses is dependant upon technology. AIDS is a deadly disease that most people understand as a sexually transmitted disease. In fact, the virus can be transmitted sexually, but it can also be transmitted through blood transfusions.
The nascent virus then emerged out of the cell's nucleus, causing T cells to lyse. This cycle continued and gradually decreased the person's immunity toward pathogenic microbes. There have been many conflicting reports as to how this virus found its way from Western Africa to distant parts of the world. A popular reason may have been from a person that killed a monkey containing the simian form of the virus. The person may have eaten the monkey and contracted the zoonotic virus.
Eventually it traveled to Maridi where it reached an unsanitary hospital. Needless to say the disease tore through the entire hospital and infected the patients as well as their families. It is suspected that the nurses had been using unsanitized needles to treat patients. After going on its path of destruction the virus mysteriously disappeared, possibly due to its high fatality rate. With almost twice the kill rate of Ebola Sudan, the Zaire strain started in a deceptively uneventful way.
AIDS was ignored for too long before it began its' global rampage. Ebola, which was first encountered by humans in 1976, has slowly been weaving its way into the human race. In 2014, Ebola began to strike humans outside of Africa. This is a scary time for Americans as well as all inhabitants of our global community. When Kimfumu, a 36 year old lab technician, became sick in Kikwit around the beginning of April, 1995, the hospital personnel treating him were puzzled (Brownlee 59).