Sunday, August 5, 2012

Recognize that grabs Ebola Virus Death Toll 16 in Uganda

Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda, up to now reported to have claimed 16 lives. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni asked the people to avoid direct physical contact with patients, post-it attacks the capital of Kampala.

Museveni asked the people to avoid shaking hands, kissing and having sex with an infected person. Although the outbreak of Ebola occurred in many African countries, it is not possible the virus could spread around the world. So how about the actual ins and outs of this deadly disease.

Ebola, or better known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by the Ebola virus was first discovered in Africa in 1976. The initial symptoms of this disease include fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat and other symptoms are accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain. In some cases it even causes a rash, red eyes and bleeding internally and externally.

The National Institutes of Health recorded almost 90 percent of people infected with ebola virus, has died. The virus is endemic in several African countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sudan, Ivory Coast and Uganda.

Actually, humans are not natural nest of the ebola virus. The first time the virus is believed to be those who have direct contact with animals infected with the virus. Animals that could potentially spread the virus to humans ebola among other chimpanzees, gorillas, forest antelope, cynomolgus monkeys.

Once someone is infected from an animal then the person could potentially spread the virus to others through blood fluid, saliva, mucus.

Based on some experiences in some countries where the case occurred, ebola is often spread out and attacked the workers in the field of public health services. Of course this is normal because they are in charge of caring for patients who contracted the virus. Especially if they do not use protective gear such as masks and gloves. The use of new needles as a means of virus spread.

Scientists are still not known where ebola virus came from. Research shows if the bats can be infected with ebola virus but the virus can survive without the ebola disease. Bat claimed that animals play an important role to maintain the virus in nature.

Based on WHO data from 1850 found in 1976 recorded more than 1,200 cases and deaths caused by this virus. Until now have not found a drug that can cure this disease.

Patients infected with the disease can only be treated through therapy, and some intensive care as the patient's fluid balance, keeping blood pressure and oxygen levels, as well and keep them from things that can cause infection.


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