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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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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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Whatever happened with the ebola virus scare?

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?

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?

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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What is the latest update on the Ebola virus in the US?

What is the latest update on the Ebola virus in the US?

I confirmed case: Still one confirmed case so far. Identification of at risk patients beefed up at airports and hospitals. Experimental drug in short supply with a company contracted to make more ZMAPP. No need to panic CDC had already put guidelines in place prior to first case with significant improvement to ensure containment. Get your flu shots if you are not allergic . ...Read more

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ebola virus india

Ebola - virus: See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2791500/india-inadequately-prepared-ebola-fear-medical-experts.html. It's indicated that there have been no confirmed Ebola cases in India but there is also some concern expressed about India's state of preparedness should Ebola find it's way there. ...Read more

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Ebola Virus (Definition)

Ebola Virus causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a viral disease that causes bleeding ...Read more