Modes of transmission of Ebola virus in humans

Modes of transmission of Ebola virus in humans


The whole world is now called guard against the spread of the Ebola virus. Various factors suspected to be the cause of the spread of the Ebola virus or EBOV.

The Ebola virus is the cause of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. There are five strains of Ebola virus, namely Bundibugyo ebolavirus, Zaire ebolavirus, Reston ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, and Tai Forest ebolavirus. Reston ebolavirus found in the Philippines and China in animals, but it does not provide the type of human disease although it can infect. The most frequent cause epidemic is kind of Bundibugyo, Zaire ebolavirus and Sudan ebolavirus.

Modes of transmission of the virus is through contact with patient fluids, such as sweat, blood, sperm, saliva, and other.

"Contact with the patient, through the media, but there is no evidence of transmission through the air,"

In Africa, Ebola infection, in addition to contact with humans also with dead animals, such as antelopes, monkeys, gorillas, and others. Fluid from the animal or human through skin contact, especially if the skin is injured slightly.

Handles can also be infected corpse, so it should be with gloves and clothing anti-contact liquid. Therefore, it is advisable to maintain cleanliness body and frequently washing hands with soap.


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