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Physiotherapist and Research Scholar, ESIC Model Hospital & PG Research Institute- ESICPGIMSR (Under Govt of India),Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore and General Secretary of Bangalore Physiotherapist Network (BPN) 2017-2020

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20 Aug 2014

Health Alert- Ebola Virus Outbreak- Signs, Symptoms, Updates and Prevention

Health Alert: EBOLA Virus Outbreak
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SUMMARY

On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) had sounded an international emergency on the Ebola epidemic in four Western African countries. According to WHO, 2,127 EVD cases have been detected worldwide till August 13 and the total fatalities caused by it stands at 1,145.Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreaks have a case fatality of up to 90%. EVD is one of the most dangerous diseases with no known vaccine or cure. It is mostly transmitted through close personal contact and exposure to bodily fluids and secretions of an infected person. The countries affected in this outbreak currently include Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhanji has expressed satisfaction with the infrastructure in place at all entry points to the country to detect people arriving with symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). A health facility to quarantine passengers who show symptoms of the Ebola virus has been set up at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi.

A hoax message of the dreaded Ebola reaching Karnataka has been doing the rounds on social media and WhatsApp. People are recklessly forwarding a message regarding an M.Tech student of NIT, Suratkal, dying of the disease. Dr Narsimalu K., nodal officer at Gandhi Hospital said, “These are all rumours. All the nodal officers of South India are coordinating with each other and in case of any confirmed case, we will intimate all the states.” Dr S. Ramakrishna said “People must follow hand-washing hygiene very strictly.” 
News Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140820/nation-current-affairs/article/app-spreads-ebola-rumour-india

Awareness is an important protective measure.Some key resources and organizations are provided below.

HOW DOES EBOLA VIRUS SPREAD :

Human-to-human transmission: direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids. In some circumstances “EVD can be transmitted for several weeks after recovery from illness. Contact with objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions can also spread the virus.”

Animal-to-human transmission: Ebola is transmitted through close contact with blood,secretions, organs or bodily fluids of infected animals, including the consumption of contaminated meat.

Direct contact with deceased person: Contact with a deceased person infected by EVD can spread the disease.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS :

Normally symptoms will appear between 8 -10 days of exposure. Timely treatment of EVD is important but challenging since the disease is difficult to diagnose clinically in its initial stages as early symptoms such as headache and fever are nonspecific to EVD. If an individual in the affected region  suffers from any of these symptoms, they should seek medical care. Common symptoms include the  following:
• Fever • Diarrhea • Headache • Weakness • Joint and muscle aches • Vomiting • Lack of appetite • Stomach pain

Some patients may experience: rash, red eyes, hiccups, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, bleeding inside and outside body.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES :

• Avoid physical contact with anyone who has the above symptoms
• Wash hands thoroughly after exposure to public areas including restrooms, airports or general areas
• Isolation of sick patient
• Avoid consumption of animal meat from infected area
• Disinfection of contaminated places
• Public awareness
• Protective clothing for healthcare workers/personnel handling infected patients and animals

AVAILABLE RESOURCES:

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website : http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/ 

• World Health Organization (WHO) website : http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

This document is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute and should not be relied upon for medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition or diagnosis. Information regarding EVD has been gathered from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization websites.


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