You here it in the news.
It’s an epidemic.
It spreads faster than wildfire and you, along with others are worried, scared, and hoping that you will stay safe.
The Ebola virus (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is real. It’s dangerous, and yet you hope to stay away from it and stay out of harm’s way.
We all hear about the controversial news and content that’s out about it but what’s right and what’s wrong?
This article will inform you and educate you on the what, where, when, who, and why on the virus – plus throw in some research on the already alarming health topic.
And with good reasons as to why YOU will not get it.
What is Ebola and Why is it All Over the News?
First, some background on Ebola and its inception.
Here are the facts:
Ebola was first discovered in 1976.
From the point when it was first discovered, researchers added characteristics to its affect on humans and animals that are diagnosed with the disease.
Initial signs and symptoms start roughly between 2 days and 3 weeks.
Some of the most common symptoms are as follows:
- Sore throat
- Muscle pain and discomfort
This is noted usually in the first phase. In the second phase, some of the common side effects are:
- Skin rashes
However, the toll on the liver and kidneys take from the disease are the most notable.
Once that is compromised, people begin to bleed both internally and externally. However, death rates vary with death occurring in about 50% of cases.
Within 6 – 16 days after symptoms appear it is known that death can be a result from low blood pressure from the loss of fluid.
Now that all sounds scary.. and with reason.
BUT, you and anyone who may think that there are at risk shouldn’t be worried.
The Honest Reasons Why You Will Never Get Ebola
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
According to vox.com, since 1976, there have only been 20 known Ebola outbreaks.
Until last year, the total impact of these outbreaks included 2,357 cases and 1,548 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They all occurred in isolated or remote areas of Africa, and Ebola never had a chance to go very far.
And that’s what makes the 2014 outbreak so remarkable: the virus has spread to six countries in Africa plus America, and has already infected more than 13,000 people. It has killed nearly 5,000 people. That is more than six times the sum total of all previous outbreaks combined.