Introduction to Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola Virus was named from the Ebola River, the place where the first occurred in 1976. It mainly causes Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. Ebola virus is known to have high fatality rate and to be highly contagious because they can kill 90% of their victims, making them disable to do their original jobs. It has incubation period of 2 to 21 days, and after which the body suddenly shows symptoms such as fever, chill, headache, lack of appetite, and sore muscles. Also the virus causes vomiting (nausea), sore throat, stomachache, and diarrhea. Usually, you can die anywhere from 3 to 30 days if you do not do any treatment or cure. However, in some cases, even though you get the treatment from the doctor, it has some possibility to cause death. This virus is very dangerous because it is easy to spread. This can happen when the doctor transfers blood a blood from a person who has a Ebola Virus, or even when your body accidentally contacts the saliva from a person who has a ebola virus. Furthermore, we can get affected from nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. It has 60% mortality rate for humans. Recently, the outbreak of Ebola Virus took place in Guinea, West Africa in March 2014, leaving a huge tragedy.