[Video] Ebola: Understanding the Outbreak

Recently, Ebola was one of the biggest and scariest outbreak, costing many lives. And within no time, became the trending topic within medicos. However, most people don’t even know what exactly it was. In this short video, the aspects of Ebola have been explained beautifully and in simple language.

Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever that is caused by Ebola-virus, with Bat being the natural reservoir of the virus. The symptoms start between 2nd day to 3 weeks, and include Fever (101 degree F), Sore throat, Fatigue, Weakness, Vomitting, Chest Pain, Muscle and joint pain, Headache, Abdominal pain, Shortness of breath. Maculopapular rash may develop in some cases.

Treatment is usually supportive and death occurs because of Low Blood Pressure due to Excessive Fluid Loss.

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