EBOLA BROTHER OF CORONA VIRUS

THIS IS A STORY OF VIRUS WHICH IS AS LETHAL AS CORONA WITH ALMOST SAME SYMPTOMS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT E-BOLA VIRUS. A VIRUS WHICH SPREAD FROM BUSH MEAT. IT IS FIRST IDENTIFIED IN 1976 NEAR EBOLA RIVER (AFRICA) WHERE IT GOT IT'S NAME. 

EBOLA GERMS ARE SO SMALL TO SEE BUT ALSO TOO DANGEROUS TO DEAL. ACCORDING TO SOME SOURCES IT COME FROM FRUIT BATS EVEN WITHOUT BEING AFFECTING BY IT. IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES PEOPLE EAT BUSH MEAT (MEAT OF AFRICAN WILD ANIMALS AS FOOD) IN THEIR DAILY DIET. 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS ARE SAME AS CORONA VIRUS THEY ARE TRANSMITTED THROUGH TOUCHING CONTACT OF INFECTED PERSON OR ANIMALS. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM ARE CORONA TRANSMITTED THROUGH PERSON TO PERSON. Still, EBOLA TRANSMITTED THROUGH ANIMAL TO PERSON OR EVEN THROUGH BODY FLUID LIKE DIRECT CONTACT OF BLOOD, BREASTFEEDING, URINE, STOOLS, SEXUAL FLUIDS OF INFECTED PERSON EVEN AFTER RECOVERY THE INFECTED PERSON TAKE THE VIRUS TO SEVERAL WEEKS TO MONTHS. THEIR SYMPTOMS AFTER CONTACTING THE VIRUS WITH A FEVER, SORE THROAT, MUSCULAR PAIN, AND HEADACHES, VOMITING, DIARRHOEA, AND SKIN RASHES USUALLY FOLLOW, ALONG WITH DECREASED FUNCTION OF THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS. AT THIS TIME, SOME PEOPLE BEGIN TO BLEED BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY. THE DISEASE HAS A HIGH RISK OF DEATH, KILLING 25% TO 90% OF THOSE INFECTED, WITH AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 50%. THIS IS OFTEN DUE TO LOW BLOOD PRESSURE FROM FLUID LOSS AND TYPICALLY FOLLOWS 6 TO 16 DAYS AFTER SYMPTOMS APPEAR.

THE AFFECTED DEADBODY OF PERSON IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS, AND IT TAKE PRECISE PRECAUTION TO DEAL WITH. AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PERSON ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE IN DIRECT CONTACT MUST RID AND BURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ALSO, THE AREA MUST BE CLEAN WITH CHLORINE OR OTHER ANTI BACTERIAL METHODS THE BODY ALSO NEED TO BE BURN BECAUSE IT IS LIKE A BOMB FILLED WITH EBOLA GERMS AND ONLY MOVE THROUGH PREVENTIVE GEARS. 

DIAGNOSIS

IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO CLINICALLY DISTINGUISH EVD FROM OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES SUCH AS MALARIA, TYPHOID FEVER, AND MENINGITIS. MANY SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY AND EBOLA DISEASES ARE ALSO QUITE SIMILAR. BECAUSE OF RISK TO THE PREGNANCY, PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD IDEALLY BE TESTED RAPIDLY IF EBOLA IS SUSPECTED.

CONFIRMATION THAT SYMPTOMS ARE CAUSED BY EBOLA VIRUS INFECTION ARE MADE USING THE FOLLOWING DIAGNOSTIC METHODS:

  • ANTIBODY-CAPTURE ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY (ELISA)
  • ANTIGEN-CAPTURE DETECTION TESTS.
  • SERUM NEUTRALIZATION TEST
  • REVERSE TRANSCRIPASTE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (RT-PCR) ASSAY.
  • VIRUS ISOLATION BY CELL CULTURE.

SUPPORTIVE CARE - REHYDRATION WITH ORAL OR INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS- AND TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS IMPROVES SURVIVAL. THERE IS AS YET NO PROVEN TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR EVD. HOWEVER, A RANGE OF POTENTIAL TREATMENTS INCLUDING BLOOD PRODUCTS, IMMUNE THERAPIES, AND DRUG THERAPIES ARE CURRENTLY BEING EVALUATED.

AN EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA VACCINE PROVED HIGHLY PROTECTIVE AGAINST EVD IN A MAJOR TRIAL IN GUINEA IN 2015. THE VACCINE CALLED rVSV- ZEBOV, WAS STUDIED IN A TRIAL INVOLVING 11841 PEOPLE. AMONG THE 5837 PEOPLE WHO REVIEWED THE VACCINE, NO EBOLA CASES WERE RECORDED 10 DAYS OR MORE AFTER VACCINATION. 

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