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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

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 - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in ...Read more

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

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. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more

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Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www. Gov. Uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana

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What exactly is the ebola virus?

Bad: Ebola virus is a filovirus found primarily in central africa that causes a hemorrhagic fever that is frequently fatal. One strain called ebola-reston caused quite an outbreak in monkeys imported from the philippines in reston, virginia that did not cause disease in people. Spread by contact with blood and body fluids, an outbreak is currently occurring in uganda (july 2012). ...Read more

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How could one avoid ebola virus?

Not difficult: Ebola is spread by direct contact with the body and fluids of an infected person. It does not spread through air, flood or other means. So if you do not travel to West Africa, and stay away from any known case you will not be exposed nor get infected. ...Read more

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How long is an "ebola" virus alive?

How long is an "ebola" virus alive?

Not sure: Ebola virus can remain active in dead carcasses (humans & animals) and 2/3 of Guinea cases were spread when family members washed the bodies of dead before traditional burials. It is also being spread by animals that are eating infected human carcasses. Semen can remain infectious in a survivor for up to 3 months. It can also remain infective on objects that have been contaminated by bodily > ...Read more

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How is the ebola virus transmitted?

How is the ebola virus transmitted?

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 haven't been worked out. ...Read more

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Can we use nano silver for Ebola Virus?

Can we use nano silver for Ebola Virus?

Ebola: Check this Wall Street Journal article: "FDA Cracks Down on Sellers Touting Ebola Treatments" * http://online. Wsj. Com/articles/fda-cracks-down-on-sellers-touting-ebola-treatments-1412304777 * a number of manufacturers of Nano Silver were reprimanded. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the ebola virus?

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 Zaire strain. There is a separate outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 67 cases that has been controlled. The fatality rate for the West African Outbreak has just been updated to approximately 70%. ...Read more

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Whatever happened with the ebola virus scare?

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 uganda (29 july 2012). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having an ebola virus?

Sudden ones: In ebola virus signs and symptoms typically begin abruptly within five to 10 days of infection. Early signs and symptoms include
fever
severe headache
joint and muscle aches
chills
sore throat
weakness

over time, symptoms become increasingly severe and may include:
nausea and vomiting
diarrhea
red eyes
raised rash
chest pain and cough
stomach pain
severe weight loss
bleeding ...Read more

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How did the ebola virus start to invade humans?

Wbola: 1 theory is that bats are the reservoir for Ebola. Partially eaten fruit dropped by bats may be eaten by Diuker antelopes, monkeys, apes or other mammals. Eating or handling bush meat from them can transmit the disease to humans. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having the ebola virus?

What are the symptoms of having the ebola virus?

Ebola Virus: According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may progress to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea (potentially bloody), marked weight loss, chest pain, coughing, hemorrhagic rash over the body, bruising, red + ...Read more

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Please help! What is the inside of an ebola virus?

RNA: Each ebola virion contains one molecule of single-stranded, negative-sense RNA (genetic material). New viral particles are created by budding from the surface of their hosts' cells.

I am attaching two very good link to the cdc about ebola virus.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/ebola/
http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/virus-families/filoviridae. Html. ...Read more

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How would someone know if they had the ebola virus?

How would someone know if they had the ebola virus?

Geography: You would have to have taken a trip to one of the countries in Central Africa which has the disease in active form. You would need direct exposure to a victim or the remains of a victim. The early symptoms are profound ill feeling, severe headache and weakness. Fever develops and hemorrhage is common. You will quickly lose consiousness. ...Read more

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Can someone give me information of the ebola virus?

Can someone give me information of the ebola virus?

Bad one: Ebolavirus, one of two members of the family of filoviruses, causes a severe hemorrhagic fever with 50–90% human mortality. That no vaccines or treatments are yet available combined with the frequent re-emergence of the virus, its high prevalence among wildlife, and ease of importation of the virus make it a significant public health concern. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is ebola virus being contained?

Can you tell me how is ebola virus being contained?

Esolation: Any case or likely case is identified, contained and isolated from the general population. Health workers wear protective clothing. The bodies of the dead should be cremated as the fluids in the dead person are infectious. World health organizations have been activated to deal with this and almost certainly it will be contained in Central Africa. Meanwhile laboratory workers look for a vaccin ...Read more

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Ebola Virus (Definition)

Ebola virus is the cause of Ebola which is a hemorrhagic fever that affects ...Read more