This is some scary poo. Africa experiencing pendemic level spreading of Ebola virus. Few Americans contracted Ebola in Africa and came to US. CMC in Charlotte was on lock down yesterday because someone with Ebola symptoms came to emergency room. In Africa, they suspended public activities and some flights have been cancelled.
Ebola spreads very similar to flu.
Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids. Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.
Ebola also can live and spread through animals.
Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals.
There are no medicine or vaccine for Ebola. Your immune system is either gonna win or lose. 60%-80% of infected people die.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of Ebola HF typically include:
- Joint and muscle aches
- Stomach pain
- Lack of appetite
Some patients may experience:
- A Rash
- Red Eyes
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Bleeding inside and outside of the body
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.
Some who become sick with Ebola HF are able to recover, while others do not. The reasons behind this are not yet fully understood. However, it is known that patients who die usually have not developed a significant immune response to the virus at the time of death.