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Ebola: what is it?

The Ebola virus is a virus of the filoviridae family (filovirus) that causes a severe fever, or viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF). Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a very serious, contagious and potentially fatal disease. The WHO describes it as "one of the most virulent diseases in the world".

The epidemic began in West Africa and south-eastern Guinea in December 2013, before spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Nigeria, Mali, the United States, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy are also affected by the epidemic, but to a much lesser extent.

The Ebola virus can cause death (between 25 and 90% mortality depending on the epidemic). The first epidemic in 1976 killed 431 people. Epidemics followed one after the other. The one in 2014, which seems to be the most serious epidemic, started in February and has already killed ++ more than 2000 people 7 months later. This 2014 epidemic has a mortality rate of around 54% according to the WHO.

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Ebola: People at risk, the cured and the dead.

The Ebola virus can occur in all seasons and can affect any person, men or women, young or old. The people at risk are the relatives of sick people, but not only, the nursing staff, people in contact with contaminated meat. Cured people can transmit the virus up to 7 weeks after their ++ recovery. Dead people can also transmit the disease.

Ebola: How is it transmitted ?

The reservoirs of the Ebola virus are bats. They can transmit the virus to other animals, such as monkeys. Humans can be contaminated by these animals (contact with their blood, by eating their meat…) Then the transmission takes place between humans.

Ebola: The symptoms.

Once the virus has been transmitted, there is a phase where the infected person shows no signs. It lasts between 2 and 21 days. During this period, it is impossible to detect the virus in the blood because it is in too small a quantity.

Then the first main symptoms of Ebola virus disease appear. The first main symptoms are the sudden onset of a high fever accompanied by chills, diarrhoea, vomiting, extremely intense fatigue and a significant loss of appetite.

Ebola: Medical treatment of the disease.

There is no treatment that can cure Ebola fever, nor is there a licensed vaccine to prevent this haemorrhagic fever. The care provided is aimed at controlling the symptoms caused by the disease and helping the patient survive the infection. There are a few cases of recovery following ++ unauthorized treatment, which raises a lot of hope. Researchers are also working on developing a virus to fight this serious disease.


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