Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a deadly infection, the characteristic feature of which is the opening of the internal and external bleeding.The virus was first isolated in Congo, near the Ebola River, hence the name fever.This happened in 1976.Since that time in Africa occurred sporadic outbreaks of serious illness.
In modern times there is a wide spread of the virus, which, according to Margaret Chan - Director General of the World Health Organization, is virtually impossible to control.Fever may eventually penetrate all realms of the country.
Infected with Ebola haemorrhagic fever can be through natural fluids of the sick person - his blood, saliva, urine, semen.The virus is not transmitted by airborne droplets.So, there is a risk of contracting the relatives of the patient and health care workers who care for the patient.It is known that about 60 physicians, saving lives, became a victim of this deadly disease.Upon contact with the patient infection occurs in 95% of cases.
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rare, but nevertheless still diagnosed cases of Ebola infection after accidental needle stick, containing traces of the blood of a patient patient.That is why each person sick this terrible disease, be sure to insulate in the box, and all shall come into contact with him, you must wear protective clothing.
first symptoms of the disease include fever, pain in joints and muscles, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain.Typically, the symptoms are felt in the period from two days to three weeks.In most cases (90%) patient diagnosed at the signs of the disease for 8-10 days.
mortality from Ebola hemorrhagic fever is very high, 90% of patients with the disease are fatal.Usually, death occurs after 6-16 days after the first symptoms.
Unfortunately, a vaccine against Ebola virus is still there, so the best way to protect yourself from this disease - avoid contact with the sick person or to contact him with all precautions.