The virus that causes Ebola fever is known as Ebola virus. This virus causes hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates with signs and symptoms starting two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with the fever including the sore throats, muscle pain, and even headaches along with vomiting and diarrhea. This disease is likely to kill between twenty percent and ninety percent of those infected with an average of about fifty percent often due to low blood pressure in the form of fluid loss followed six to sixteen days after the symptoms start to appear.
What Is Ebola Virus Information
How the virus spreads itself ?
The Ebola virus spreads itself by direct contact with the body fluids such as the blood of an infected human or the other animals. The Ebola virus may also be spread through contact with a recently spoiled item or surface. The spread of Ebola disease takes place in primates including the humans through the air and has not been documented in either the laboratory or during the natural conditions.
The semen or breast milk of a person after getting recovered from the Ebola virus disease may still be carrying the virus with them and it may take from a period of weeks to months. Fruit bats are believed to be the normal carrier of the Ebola virus in nature and these are able to spread the virus without being affected by it. This fever caused by the Ebola virus may resemble the other diseases like malaria or the typhoid or cholera etc and the other viral hemorrhagic fevers may even resemble this fever.
How Ebola is confirmed ?
The blood samples are firstly tested for the viral rib nucleic acid and then the viral antibodies of the virus are itself able to confirm the diagnosis. The prevention in this case includes limiting the spread of the disease from the infected animals to the humans and this may be done by handling potentially infected bush meat only while wearing the protective clothing by thoroughly cooking it before eating it.
Hands should be properly washed before eating anything. The samples of the body fluids and the tissues from the people with the disease should be handled with a special caution.
Treatment of Ebola:-
There is no specific vaccine or treatment available for the treatment of Ebola though a number of potential treatments are being studied for this only. Efforts are being done to help those who are infected from the virus including a radiation therapy or by giving intravenous fluids as well as treating the symptoms.