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ebola virus in children

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruse ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But there was scare about an airborne ebola virus (that luckily didn't cause illness in human) outside washington, dc in the early 1990s. Read richar ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: There are two cases right now, in Atlanta, health care workers under extreme isolation conditions getting the best thought of treatment for the condit ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - dev ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Transmission from person to person is not from casual contact.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Really unlikely: Ebola is not present in the general US population. Ebola is spread by direct contact with an infected individual or the body and fluids of an infected ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Acco ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Bad: Ebola virus is a filovirus found primarily in central africa that causes a hemorrhagic fever that is frequently fatal. One strain called ebola-rest ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
35 years experience Family Medicine
Don't go where it is: The first and most important risk factor for Ebola is: Travel to west Africa. It is really that simple. You can't catch it by casual contact an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ebola: Viruses are not "alive" in the sense that they can live independently. They require a host cell in which they alter the cell's metabolism to create ne ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
There's no upside: Serious illness leading to death.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Human body fluids: By contact with the body fluids of infected people. Some animals presumably serve as reservoirs of infection between human outbreaks, but the details ... Read More
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Ebola: Hi, there is no effective treatment to this date for Ebola although American Scientists just introduced a new experimental drug to the market recently ... Read More

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