A REVIEW ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE
Author(s):
Ketki K. Ghute, Khalid Shaikh, Nandkishor B. Bavage, Vidyasagar Gali, Shyamlila B. Bavage
Keywords:
Classification, Structure, Transmission, Symptom, Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment
Abstract
MkZaire ebolavirus, more commonly known as Ebola virus (EBOV),and Ebola hemorrhagic disease (EHD)is one of six known species within the genusEbolavirus. This is fatal viral hemorrhagic illness, is due to infection with the Ebola virus of the Filoviridae family. The first outbreak occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) in a village near the Ebola River, which gave the virus its name. Ebola was firstly described in 1976 and since then occurred sporadically in Central Africa. The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest in history. As of May 20, 2015 the cumulative number, suspected,diagnosis and laboratory-confirmed cases attributed to Ebola virus was 26, 969, including 11,135 deaths. the difficulty in stopping its spread, and the lack of an effective treatment captured the world’s attention. The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit.Clinical presentation:symptoms of Ebola virus fever,headach,joint and muscle aches,weakness,diarrhea,vomiting,stomach pain,lack of appetite ,Rash,red eye,hiccupscough,redeye, skin rash.treatment:- balancing the patient’s fluids and electrolytes,maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure and treating a patient for any complicating infection.
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Unique Paper ID: 149399

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 6, Issue 12

Page(s): 200 - 204
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