Ebola, a Deadly Virus to Strike India

Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola Virus. Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems.

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Ebola virus is a filo-virus with five distinct species. The specific virus isolated in the current outbreak is Zaire Ebola Virus. Ebola Virus Disease is a severe, often fatal, illness with Case Fatality Rate of upto 90%.  In Africa, fruit bats are known to carry ebola virus from whom the animals (chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, forest antelopes) get infected. Humans get the infection either from the infected animals or from infected humans when they come in close contact with infected body fluids or body secretions. There is no airborne transmission. During the current outbreak, most of the disease has spread through human to human transmission.

The Outbreak of Ebola and its risk of transmission of Ebola is low as of outside West Africa stated by Union Minster of Health and Family Dr. Harsha Vardhan an statement.  Adding to it he said that the government is taking all the precautionary steps to minimize the transmission of Ebola Virus into India.

Representatives of the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare, Home Affairs, External Affairs an Civil Aviation, Department of Immigration, officials of the Armed Forces, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and World Health Organization (WHO) were called by the Union Minster of Health and Family Dr. Dr. Harsha Vardhan and a meeting was reviewed on the precautionary measures to stop the transmission of Ebola Virus in India.

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was convening an ethics meeting next week to explore the use of experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As far as now there were 1603 affected cases of Ebola virus has been traced out including 887 deaths (as on August 4) in West Africa from four countries — Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. While the number of cases is 485, 468, 646 and 4 from these countries, the number of deaths is 358, 255, 273 and 1, respectively.

Union Minster said that there is no certainty of the transmission of disease whether it may be transmitted to India or may not. While our efforts or to minimize its impact in India. Let us hope together best and less chance of Ebola Virus transmission in India. Be updates with the most trusted blog allindiaroundup.com with trending updates.

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