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|Title: ||"EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE, THE DEADLY MENACE“|
|Other Titles: ||MODE OF TRANSMISSION|
|Authors: ||DR. ODOH, MAXIMILLIAN IKENNA|
|Keywords: ||mode of transmission|
|Issue Date: ||12-May-2015|
|Abstract: ||Ebola Virus disease (EBV) or African haemorrhagic fever is a highly infectious and deadly disease affecting humans and animals such as Monkeys, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Bats, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Arthropods. It is caused by Ebola virus and it occurs in sporadic outbreaks.Ebola virus is an RNA virus which is from the Filoviruses family. it is morphologically identical but immunogically distinct from Marburg virus. Whereas Marburg virus can probably be transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes; Ebola virus infection requires close contact with infected patient/specimen|
|Description: ||Ebola Virus Disease (EBVD) was first described in Germany and Yugoslavia in 1967. At the time, infection occurred following the handling of tissues of imported Velvet monkeys by laboratory workers in Marburg, West Germany. Hence, the name MARBURG DISEASE
In 1975, infection of an Australian and his contacts occurred in Zimbabwe and this was found to be due to Marburg disease.
A large epidemic of a similar illness and a similar virus occurred in 1976 in Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo on Ebola River and was named EBOLA VIRUS
Epidemics had also occurred in Kitwit, Democratic Republic of Congo lately in 1995 and in Gabon in 1996.|
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