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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana

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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Small virus: All viruses are defective organisms lacking the ability to self reproduce. Instead they invade a host cell, take over the duplicative machinery and m ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: Ebola has been found in West African Countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal since the start of the 2014 outbreak. According t ... 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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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Isolate contaminated: Avoid contact with body fluids. However, not likely you will get ebola virus unless you are in an area where ebola is edemic
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ebola: Avoid areas with an Ebola outbreak. This virus is not air borne so less chance of spreading . Check out the cdc website for more info.
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). It can cause a hemorrhagic fever. There is currently an outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone & Guinea of the Zair ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Ebola still with us: I guess it is not a sexy news topic anymore but ebola remains in central africa. Indeed, today who announced an outbreak of the virus in western ugand ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola: No Ebola cases in Australia at this time.
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