Ebola Virus

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Recently new type of Ebola virus has been found in the continent of Africa (Sierra Leone). Researchers found the new virus in the northern Bombali Region.


It is not yet known whether the new Bombali species of the virus which reserachers say could be transmitted to humans can develop into the deadly Ebola Diseases. The Ebola Outbreak which happen during 2013 in west Africa continent was most devastating and claimed around more than 11,000 Life’s

About Ebola:

  • Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral Haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses.
  • Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. Vomiting, Diarrhoea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time, some people begin to bleed both internally and externally.
  • The virus spreads through direct contact with body fluids, such as blood from infected humans or other animals. Spread may also occur from contact with items recently contaminated with bodily fluids.
  • Spread of the disease through the air between primates, including humans, has not been documented in either laboratory or natural conditions.
  • Semen or breast milk of a person after recovery from EVD may carry the virus for several weeks to months.
  • Fruit bats are believed to be the normal carrier in nature, able to spread the virus without being affected by it. Other diseases such as malaria, cholera, typhoid fever, meningitis and other viral Haemorrhagic Fevers may resemble EVD. Blood samples are tested for viral RNA, viral antibodies or for the virus itself to confirm the diagnosis.

Indian Scenario:

The Ebola Outbreak was first recorded in New Delhi and followed by Death which was inevitable so far in Indian Subcontinent Ebola is not a threat.

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