Ebola Virus Outbreak Vaccine
What is the Ebola Virus?
Ebola virus is previously known as Ebola hemorragic fever which is a rare and deadly disease that is caused by an infection with one of the Ebola strains.
The Ebola Virus can infect humans and non-humans (monkeys, chimpanzees, or gorillas)
What is Ebola Caused by?
Ebola is caused by an infection with a virus of the filoviridae family, genus Ebolavirus.
There are five identified Ebola virus species which are:
- Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus)
- Sudan virus (sudan ebolavirus)
- Tai forest virus (Tai forest ebolavirus)
- Bundibugyo virus (bundibugyo ebolavirus)
- Reston virus (Reston ebolavirus) has caused disease in non-humans
Four of the families cause disease in humans and one in animals.
Where did the Ebola Virus Originate from?
Ebola being first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ebola viruses are found in several different African countries.
How To Protect yourself from Ebola Virus
- Preventing exposure to infectious blood or body fluids or infected individuals or infected animals
- Preventing contact with cantaminated items or equipment.
- Preventing ingestion of infectious blood or body fluids.
- Preventing contact of the eyes or mucous membranes with blood or body fluids of a person or animal.
- Standard Precautions
- Bloodborne Pathogens Standard precautions
What are the Symptoms of the Ebola Virus?
One or More of the following symptoms can occur at the same time or separate EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) or EHF (Ebolus Hemorrhagic Fever) symptoms are:
- Muscle aches and pains
- sore throat
- nausea voimiting diarrhea
- impaired orgain function
- internal bleeding
- external bleeding
- death can occur
Ebola Virus Vaccine
- According to the FDA, there is no FDA approved vaccines at this time to prevent or treat the Ebola virus.
- It is believed that the Ebola virus is not a significant risk to the U.S. public.
- CDC recommends supportive therapy for patients which includes fluid and electrolytes. Maintaining blood pressure and treating for infections.
I will try to keep up with the research to keep this current.
Do you think we should have an Ebola Vaccine?
Center of Disease Control
- 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
Information from FDA related to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa
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