how bad is ebola right now in 2014?

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What is the latest news on ebola
asked Oct 12, 2014 in Science by anonymous


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I am always watching the news on it. It does scare me. However, I think the media are overplaying the real danger with so much news coverage. On the other hand, the government may be too relaxed. The real situation is probably in the middle. So far we know that you can't get it unless you are in close contact with a person who is actively infected and exchange body fluids. It does not transmit in the air.

Here are the Ebola symptoms from the CDC website.

Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
Severe headache
Muscle pain
Weakness
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Abdominal (stomach) pain
Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.
 
Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.
 
It is always a good idea to stay away from people with a temperature, since you can catch whatever they may have acquired, like the regular flu or a cold. People with fever should really stay home. Keep your hands clean with frequent hand washing (warm soap and water for 20 seconds), since it is possible to touch a person infected and then later rub your eyes, or touch an open sore and get it. However, it is really rare to have it unless you live in certain parts of Africa, but better safe than sorry. Some people in the U.S. have gotten sick from it, but only those that were treating Ebola patients or near people with it in Africa.
 
answered Oct 14, 2014 by whizkid (59,150 points)

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