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A look at what an Ebola patient goes through (photo)

A look at what an Ebola patient goes through (photo)

In a dark and spectacular light when you look at the stars, suddenly you start to feel a little out of the ordinary. You start to feel the redness on the roof of your mouth by asking yourself what's wrong. Before you can even react, feel the blood gushing from your mouth, nose and ears. You can't understand what the reason is for this, you start to feel pain all over your body and stomach. What will you do when these symptoms don't stop? Do you run, scream or cry? Scary right? You have just witnessed what an Ebola patient goes through every day . really very scary.

The Ebola virus has been known to affect the African continent in this world. Slowly and gradually it spread its wings around the world. Almost 80% of Ebola patients are unable to survive this traumatic disease.

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a serious condition caused by a virus from the Filoviridae family. Known to be a condition transmitted from animals to humans, this virus spreads through direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person or animal.

Ebola is a communicable disease that has its causes. They are: –

  • If you come in contact with a person who is already suffering from Ebola. You have to keep your distance.
  • Handling of meat from an infected animal This is most relevant for farmers or people who aspire to work on a farm.
  • Infected body fluids transmitted by helpers who are already treating an Ebola patient. We must all be careful.
  • Contact of body fluids from a person who is already dead

Below are the statistics of the various countries that have suffered from Ebola (as of October 3)

Country Total number of cases Total death Confirmed laboratory cases
Guinea 1199 739 977
Liberia 3834 2069 931
Sierra Leone 2437 623 2179
Nigeria 20 8 19
Senegal 1 0 1
United States 1 0 1
7492 3439 4108

As of now the scientists have been unable to obtain any concrete preventive care for Ebola . The main priority of the doctor is to make sure that this disease does not spread.

For people who try to prevent themselves, they must wash their hands from a clean source, take care of their health and take precautions while having contact with sick animals and humans.

The suffrage that an Ebola patient goes through goes beyond words. Life is not easy for them because not only must they fight the hard battle, but they must do it in isolation.

Walk the journey of Ebola patients through the following images. Perhaps, they will no longer feel isolated.

Statistics courtesy: disease control and prevention centers

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