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How Long Does It Take To Die From Ebola
Hartd to say: There have been many times that a "dead" person has been brought to the er only to have them be revived through warming and life support. There is a saying that "they are not dead until they are warm and dead". There are documented cases where that motto has been forgotten and the patient wakes up in the morgue! ...Read more
Dehydration: Assuming you don't eat or drink and your body size, it usually takes 7-10 days ...Read more
Depends on type: For healthy people - there is usually no treatment needed and recovery is fast Pregnant women may pass on the disease and it can be more serious if you have a lowered immune system or if you have it in the eye Here is a helpful link with more information from the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/treatment.html ...Read more
Depends...: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more
Very variable: That depends. The very old and very young can be especially hard hit by the flu. If there are other medical conditions like HIV, Diabetes, asthma etc - the can make recovery more difficult. Whether or not you had the flu shot or used antiviral medications also is a factor. ...Read more
What is bleeding?: Dying from internal bleeding depends on the rate of the bleeding and the medical condition of the patient. In some cases like a ruptured abdominal aneurysm the rate of bleeding is fast and death can occur quickly. If a pt has poor lungs or heart even a mild rate of bleeding could cause enough stress to cause death quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Infectious pericarditis can be the result of viruses, bacterial or fungal infectiions. Viral pericarditis is usually self limited and usually lasts 2-4 weeks, less with anti-inflammatory treatment. Bacterial or fungal pericarditis is much more serious and can be life threatening (fortunately it is rather uncommon). Tuberculosis can cause pericarditis and can take months to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minutes to hours: After a single "simple faint" most people feel normal again within an hour, or after something to eat and drink, or a nice nap. Fainting can be a symptom of something serious, so the details of the episode should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more
About three days: In severe acetominophen toxicity, death can occur in three days from liver failure, unless emergency medical treatment is promptly started. Mild to moderate acetominophen overdose poisoning can cause liver inflammation and reversible liver damage, but rarely causes liver failure and death. ...Read more
Acute pyelonephritis: Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks. Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarely fatal: Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is rarely fatal; and when it is, deaths occur mostly in people with other health problems, such as prior lung disease like emphysema. However, rare deaths occur in otherwise healthy people. But once antibiotic treatment is started, there is little risk of death. If you or someone in your family has CAP, discuss with the doctor -- but probably no serious worry. ...Read more
Hard to say: Creuztfeld jacob disease usually was fatal in about 18 months .The variant form has slower progression. ...Read more
Few minutes: Brain death secondary to asphixia may occur after 5 minutes of asphixia. ...Read more
Death by sepsis: Hard to give a good answer. sepsis if caught soon enough can be successfully treated. Sepsis in the very old or chronically ill has a high mortality despite treatment. Left untreated death can occur in days if not hours as the body shuts down and organs fail. Hope that helps. ...Read more
How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?
Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No - we aren't all: going to die from Ebola. There have been four cases diagnosed in the US. None of those were in Florida. It is very important to remember that Ebola can't be transmitted by a person unless they have a fever and symptoms. Ebola on surfaces dies very quickly in ambient condition. Ebola is not airborne. These area issues which are favorable for containing the disease. Although though there is not a > ...Read more
Ebola Virus: There is no evidence to suggest that Ebola will become airborne. Ebola is not an airborne virus btwn humans per the World Health Organization: “ What we know about transmission of the Ebola virus among humans”. However, WHO indicated it might be transmitted “when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ebola Inactivation: Please see “Pathogen Safety Data Sheet- Infectious Substances” for Ebola @ http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php ** SECTION IV - STABILITY & VIABILITY > PHYSICAL INACTIVATION. “Ebola are moderately thermolabile and can be inactivated by heating for 30 minutes to 60 minutes at 60°C, boiling for 5 minutes, or gamma irradiation (1.2 x106 rads to 1.27 x106 rads) combined wi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would happen if someone in the US who is on blood thinners and caught ebola? Would the be more likely to die?
More likely: Since a major , debilitating effect of the virus which targets the hematologic system, is to cause bleeding in many portions of the body internally and externally, then it would seem likely that blood less likely to clot would be more likely to cause bleeding to the point of death at an earlier time than otherwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After full recovery:
the data is still being gathered from the largest outbreak in World history. The presence of the virus in various body fluids (inc SPERM) is still a matter of investigative Epidemiology....Hope this helps....I will be interested in the response of my Health Tap Colleagues to this question! GOOD QUESTION!
Dr Z ...Read more
Poorly studied: Long term health issues in people who have survived the Zaire Ebola Virus has not been well- studied. It has been noted with some strains that there may be fatigue, weakness, poor appetite, low weight, muscle / joint pain, as well as visual & hearing problems. Liver inflammation may occur. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If exposed to Ebola virus how long until you can be tested to see if you have it? Do you have to wait for symptoms to present?
Ebola virus: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/. Currently we isolate all those who have been exposed until nonspecific symptoms develop and then test. Rapid testing has recently been approved (http://www.who.int/medicines/ebola-treatment/1st_antigen_RT_Ebola/en/). ...Read more
Can you get Ebola from an infected person's blood or bodily fluid/secretions that are left like say, in a public place long after they have left?
Ebola Virus: When dried, in small amounts on a surface in ambient conditions - the Ebola virus usually is not alive for more than a few hours. It can live longer in body fluids maintained at room temperature and considerably longer at lower temperatures (4 Celsius or lower). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in Ghana, surrounded by countries with cases of Ebola, but none here yet. What precautions would you recommend we take? Is swimming risky?
Ebola: Ebola is not a waterborne or airborne illness. Côte d'Ivoire & Burkina Faso sit btwn Ghana & the impacted countries of Liberia, Guinea & Mali. Côte d'Ivoire lifted the ban it had on passenger flights from Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone & re-opened it's borders. The best way to be safe is to avoid people who are sick and who have a fever - especially if they have been to an affected country with > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the immediate precaution we can take if ebola virus detected? Mention medical tests which we will have to take?
A/w Dr. Lindquist: Per the CDC, Ebola can be tested w/i a few days after sx's begin w: ELISA (antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay), IgM ELISA, PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) & isolation of the virus. Later in course of disease can be tested by looking for IgM & IgG antibioties. See: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/ ** Isolation & hospitalzation are needed if acutely ill due to Ebola. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is ebola gonna end the world. It's already in the US I'm scared I live in CT and I'm scared everybodies gonna end up infected :( and we all die?
If someone ever got ebola virus, is there even a small chance to survive or is it an automatic death sentence?
If ebola becomes airborne, from exhaling and perspiration from our skin, will that virus be in the air long enough to spread to multiple people fast?
Not airborne: Ebola does not become airborne and is not spread this way. It is only passed by physical touching. ...Read more
Parents exposed to someone with Ebola virus. How long should we keep away from them to ensure we don't get it if they did pick it up?
What should we do to prevent Ebola virus and disease.I have rabbits as pets.what extra measures should I take?or should I give them away??
Love & enjoy pets.: Please don't fret. The 2014 Ebola outbreak has impacted West African Countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. Although rabies can infect small mammals - the one case of Ebola in the US - from a Liberian national - is being contained. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If an ebola infected.one touches sth. with sweaty hands or drinks sth. of a glass, for how long does the contagion hazard exist?
Uncertain.: Please see “Pathogen Safety Data Sheet- Infectious Substances” for Ebola @ http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php ** It states “Filoviruses have been reported capable to survive for weeks in blood & can also survive on contaminated surfaces, particularly at low temperatures (4°C)” 1 Experiment recovered no Ebola from contaminated surfaces at room temp. ...Read more
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