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Ebola 2 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………4 Body……………………………………………………………………………………………...4 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………..5 Citation……………………………………………………………………………………………8

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Ebola 3 Outline I. Introduction II. Body A. Ebola B. Ebola III. Ebola IV. Conclusion

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Ebola 4 Ebola Introduction: When I heard that I had Ebola, I was filled with distress and despondency. Having Ebola meant I was going to lose my family, friends, and my life. I won’t ever be able to see and touch the faces of the people I love ever again. People who had Ebola rarely survived, and people can only take a glimpse of them. A huge white wall isolated the Ebola victims, and masked people covered with clothes from head to toe roamed around the place. It made me frightened and sad that I had to be one of those people inside those tents. Body: Ebola Zaire is a disease that has been killing thousands of people in Africa. In “Ebola Hemmorrhagic Fever,” it is written that Ebola has a frightening reputation for killing nine out of ten people who get infected by it. It has many gruesome symptoms such as external and internal bleeding, melting of the organs, vomiting, bloody/normal diarrhea, and less severe symptoms include muscle pains, fever, and headache. People are taking many precautions to try to prevent and find a cure for Ebola during these past few years. Even though scientists have not found the cure for Ebola, there are still some ways to avoid and help survive from Ebola. The most effective way in not getting Ebola is by avoiding areas where there are known outbreaks. According to, “Known cases and Outbreaks of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, in Chronological Order”, a recorded Ebola outbreak happened in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Gabon, Ivory Coast, and Liberia. Tourists going to Africa should find out about recent outbreaks from reliable websites. Frequent hand washing is helpful in stopping Ebola from spreading. People should also avoid people who have been infected by Ebola and specifically avoid blood, semen, secretions, and
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Ebola 5 saliva. They should also stay far away from check close relatives and friends of Ebola victims. Ebola patients should be isolated and closely observed. Health care workers need to wear protective coverings at all times while caring for an Ebola patient and needles and syringe should not be reused unless they are positively sure that it has been sanitized correctly. Dead bodies that died from Ebola need to be safely buried by specially trained teams. Written in Dr. Cass Ingram’s book, Lifesaving Cures," “There may be up to two weeks of intense suffering before the ultimate demise.” Death is usually via organ liquefaction. If Ebola strikes, don't give up hope. Use the Ebola combat kit as aggressively as possible to save your life and the lives of others. Ebola combat kit oil of oregano (SuperStrength is best) — take massive amounts, like 5 drops under the tongue every 15 minutes and 20 drops internally every hour." Ebola is highly contagious, but if a person is extremely careful and cautious in handling Ebola and follow the simple rules in avoiding and stopping Ebola, that person will probably not catch it (Grace). Many people from foreign countries are also cooperating together to prevent Ebola from spreading and infecting more people, and this has helped the Africans. Tests and experiments are being held at international laboratories, and other countries are doing most of the research. Health teams are being sent to Africa from other countries to help the Ebola patients. Tents and plastic sheeting are being sent to isolate Ebola victims. Medicines, water, and sanitation materials are being sent, and the “Ebola kits,” such as: protective gloves, boots, glasses, masks, uniforms, aprons, and hoods are being sent as well. Médecins Sans Frontières, (an international organization for medical aid), has been sending doctors, nurses, and Ebola experts. The World Health Organization is also trying to help Africa and informing people about Ebola; they have made a page titled, “Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever” in their website that tells people information about Ebola. Africa is a very poor continent that needs a lot of support and

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Ebola 6 help from other countries. It is lacking in supplies and helpers. In the beginning, the African hospitals barely had any supplies, and the people in the hospitals wore handmade gloves, aprons, and masks. During that time, the number of people who got infected by Ebola was immense. (Bavier) Scientists are making a prodigious effort to find a remedy for Ebola. There has been a successful experiment on curing monkeys who had Ebola. They used a new technology called RNA or siRNAs created by United States of America researchers and a Canadian biotech company that can block the virus from replicating. It has been tested on four monkeys that had a severe condition of Ebola, and they all survived after getting inserted by the RNA. This new technology can be also used to cure other hemorrhagic viruses as well and will be very useful in the future. Scientists say that this treatment can be used on humans after they experiment with it on other animals and research more about it. (“Ebola cure aided by B.C. Company”) Scientists

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Citation: Bavier, Joe. "Health Experts Rush to Tackle Congo Ebola Outbreak." QualityHealth: Health Information, Savings, Blogs and Support Groups. Thomson Reuters, 12 Sept. 2007. Web. 21 Apr. 2011. <http://www.qualityhealth.com/news/health-experts-rush-tackle-congoebola-outbreak-4651>. "BBC - Health: Ebola and Other Tropical Viruses." BBC - Homepage. Ed. Trisha Macnair. British Broadcasting Corporation, Jan. 2011. Web. 12 Mar. 2011. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/ebola_tropical_diseases.shtml>

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