So you’ve probably heard about Ebola right? But do you really know what it is, its effects and causes and its disastrous route it can take its victim on once they have been infected? The most deadly killers are known to be the microscopic predators that the naked eye cannot see. Ebola is one of them!
         
allan1          The Ebola virus was described in 1976 by David Finkes. This virus was named after the Ebola River: go figure. Ebola was first found in republic of Congo and this is known to be where the deadly virus first broke out. The Ebola virus is threatening today’s society and becoming more of a problem day by day. The Ebola virus is known to kill over 50% of those who are infected with it. You can become infected with this disease not so easily; actually, it is harder to catch than a common cold. To be infected you would have to have physical contact with infected body fluids. Most doctors believe you can catch the virus when an infected person coughs or sneezes and if you breathe in that air.
allan2          The symptoms of Ebola consist of the following that show up 2 to 21 days after infection

As days go by and the disease gets worse, it causes internal bleeding. It’s said that most people will vomit or cough up blood. To prevent getting Ebola there are a few things you can do: Avoid areas of infection that have been reported, avoid direct contact with anyone who has been infected. Right now, the disease has been confirmed in west and central Africa. You don’t want to go somewhere where the disease is only getting worse; that’s common sense. But yet, it’s a way to prevent the disease. If you are already in one of the areas where the disease has been reported you want to try to avoid direct contact. You now know allan3the symptoms of this disease so if you suspect anyone who may be infected the smartest thing to do ids to avoid them. The Ebola is spread through direct contact with the infected patients.   
Another popular question that is asked when Ebola is brought up is “is there a cure for it?” well its said that time is the only cure. Right now, there aren’t any proven treatments that will help an infected patient. This goes with a vaccine too! Sadly, there aren’t any vaccines that can cure this deadly disease. When I put that “time is the only cure”, research says that a person who is infected gets the horrible symptoms and after a while the only care anyone can offer is supportive. The body is the only hope for a cure. As the patient’s body tries to fight the virus itself he/she will have to experience the complications of Ebola.