Introduction to ebola virus and transmission

Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

ISSN: 1948-593X

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Introduction to ebola virus and transmission

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biowaivers, Biologics & Biosimilars

October 27-29, 2014 Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India

Munazza Sadaf, Samreen Begum and MS.Tasleem

Posters: J Bioanal Biomed

Abstract :

Ebola is a human and primates disease caused by Ebola virus originated in western Africa, which is spread through fruit bats which act as a host to Ebola virus. The virus is acquired by direct contact with bodily fluid of infected animals and humans such as urine, semen and saliva. Symptoms: Ebola initial stage symptoms After 2 days to 1 week of contracting the virus ? Fever ? Muscle Aches ? Nausea ? Diarrhoea Ebola advance stage symptoms After 2-3 weeks Ebola virus spreads throughout the body ? Impaired kidney and liver function ? Internal bleeding ? External bleeding And finally, ?DEATH?. Treatment: There is no treatment for Ebola virus yet with fatality rate of more than 90%. But the infected person should be immediately provided with medical assistance. Prevention: As we all know that prevention is better than cure, here are few steps to prevent Ebola ? Personal hygiene ? Use protective equipment to avoid direct contact with bodily fluid of infected animals and humans Conclusion: As already stated above there is no treatment for Ebola yet causing death to 90% of people Infected by the disease. Staying away from monkeys, bats, chimpanzees and baboons and also taking precaution in meeting with people infected with Ebola may help in reducing the disease.

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