A Short Overview of Ebola Outbreak

Saeidi, Masumeh and Taghizadeh Moghadam, Habibolah and Kiani, Mohammad Ali and Noras, Mohammadreza and Rahban, Majid and Hoseini, Bibi Leila (2014) A Short Overview of Ebola Outbreak. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2 (4.1). pp. 287-294.

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Abstract

Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the other in a remote area of Sudan. The origin of the virus is unknown but fruit bats (Pteropodidae) are considered the likely host of the Ebola virus, based on available evidence. In the current outbreak in West Africa, the majority of cases in humans have occurred as a result of human-to-human transmission. Infection occurs from direct contact through broken skin or mucous membranes with the blood, or other bodily fluids or secretions (stool, urine, saliva, semen) of infected people.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 14:27
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 14:27
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6785

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