Ebola is a disease. The Ebola disease does not have a cure. Those who have survived were diagnosed and sent to the hospital at an extremely early stage of when they got it.
Symptoms[edit | edit source]
Early[edit | edit source]
Severe[edit | edit source]
- Diarrhea (possibly bloody)
- Severe headaches
- Internal Bleeding
- Red eyes
Where is Ebola located?[edit | edit source]
Ebola is currently, and only, in Western Africa. Specifically in these countries: Senegal (1 case), Guinea (876 cases), Sierra Leone (1,816 cases), Liberia (914 cases), Nigeria (19 cases), and D. R. Congo (68 cases). Some of the victims in Western Africa treating Ebola patients are Americans, in which several Americans have been diagnosed with Ebola and returned to America to be cured of Ebola.
When did the first outbreak take place? Where did it happen?[edit | edit source]
The first Ebola outbreak was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, in Zaire. This outbreak was known as the 1976 Ebola Outbreak. The first well known victim was Mayinga N'Seka, a nurse who died of Ebola in the Zaire 1976 Ebola Outbreak. The name of Ebola came from the Ebola River near Yambuku, in which Ebola was first diagnosed in Yambuku, 60 miles away from the Ebola River. Even though the Ebola River was not close to the Yambuku River as it seemed to be, the name still stuck.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Ebola River - Wikipedia
- Ebola Virus - Wikipedia
- MayoClinic - Diseases - Ebola
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Ebola