Saturday, August 16, 2014


Ebola is a virus that causes dengue fever. Ebola word comes from the Ebola River in Congo. The death rate from the virus range in 80% to 100% (very deadly). 

Transmission of Virus: 
According to Professor of Faculty of Public Health Prof. dr. Umar Fahmi Ahmadi, MPH, Ph.D., modes of transmission of the virus through contact with patients such fluids through sweat, blood, semen, saliva and other. Airborne transmission until now there is no proof. 

In Africa, says Umar, Ebola transmission in addition to human contact also with dead animals like antelopes, monkeys, gorillas and other. Fluid from these animals can be transmitted through skin contact, especially if the skin is injured slightly. Handle bodies also have to be careful, because it can be contracted. Should the gloves and clothes that anti-liquid contact. Therefore, Umar asserted, it is advisable to maintain body hygiene and frequent hand washing using soap. 

The symptoms 

High fever and chills. 
If you have a high fever that does not go more than a week recede, then you must perform laboratory tests. Ebola virus usually affects the physical condition, one of which chills like malaria and dengue fever and fatigue also prolonged vomiting and diarrhea. 

Experiencing Bleeding. 
Usually ebola cause bleeding from the eyes, nose and ear. This happens usually within approximately 3 to 4 weeks after infected if the symptoms are not treated. Additionally, when you are infected with the Ebola virus, bleeding also occurs in the mouth and gums. In fact, when a bowel movement you will also see the presence of blood in the stool as a result of bleeding in the gut. In addition, women may also experience bleeding in the vagina when infected with the Ebola virus. 

Pain and rash 
Pain is a common symptom when you have a cold or fever. However, the pain due to Ebola virus infection can occur starting from the bottom of your skin. In addition, the skin rash may develop bloody. If the rash is usually filled with pus, it can be very painful. 

Shortness of breath and fatigue 
Experiencing shortness of breath is a very specific symptoms when infected with Ebola. So, if you have difficulty breathing and increased body temperature, then consult a doctor immediately. 

The incubation period is 2 to 21 days. In general, 5 to 10 days. Patients usually die immediately in cycles 6 to 20 days.


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