COMPLICATIONS OF EBOLA HEMORRHAGIC FEVER

Ebola hemorrhagic fever frequently has many complications;organs failure,severe bleeding,jaundice,dementia,shock,seizures,coma and loss of lives.Those victims fortunate enough to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever still may mouths to resolve. Subsisted may experience weakness,exhaustion,headaches,hair loss,hepatitis,sensory changes and inflammation of organs.Some may have Ebola linger in their semen for months and others may have the virus dormant infect their eye.

 

Male patient may have detectable Ebola viruses in their semen for as long as six months after they survive the infection.Researchers consider the chance of being infected with Ebola from semen is very low;however,they recommend utilizing condoms for six months;some experts suggest a longer time.

 

It is apparent that we don’t know everything about how to cure Ebola infections.A physician thought to be cured of Ebola,Dr.Ian Cozier,in fall  2014 developed burning light sensitivity in his eyes.He returned to Emory University where he was treated and after several test he was found to have Ebola infection in his eyes. . However, only the fluid removed by needle from his eyes showed viable virus; his tears and the outer membrane of his eyes had no detectable virus. Consequently, health care professionals considered the patient not to be able to spread the virus. One of the complications was that his blue eye color turned green. Fortunately, for Dr. Crosier, treatment with steroids and antiviral agents allowed his eyes to return to normal. This unusual circumstance has suggested that follow-up eye exams are likely to be important in patients who survive Ebola infections.

 

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Hi Perpetual, 

Wow, another good job on your research round! I’ve been following your inquiries for some time now, and I really enjoy where you are taking this question. It’s evident that Ebola does create a lot of complications; thus, I find it very important and awesome how you are bringing into light on this aspect. Because it is very organized, you made it very clear on what these issues were.

 

Nonetheless, I agree with you: we don’t know everything to cure the Ebola infections. Your example used is thought-provoking. It’s interesting how you described that the physician, Dr. Cozier, thought that he cured Ebola by developing light sensitivity in his eyes. I was wondering, for future rounds, if you can develop on the cures and researches performed by scientists and what they found so far (downfalls of experiments, breakthroughs). As I mentioned in your last research round, I suggest that you may want to look into the different contributions done by various organizations and countries that supported the treatment for Ebola during the outbreak in 2014. By doing this, it may help you in delving into the research for the steps that we can take to prevent there being another large outbreak of any virus. Moreover, I think it would also be a great idea to add some photos to your work to make it more visual. Once again, congratulations, you did a great job on this round!!!! You should be proud of yourself! 

 

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Websites you can use: 

https://www.globalcitizen.org/...ing-to-end-ebola-in/  

https://www.cidi.org/ebola-ngos/  

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/index.html  

 

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Can’t wait for your next post, 

-Alison 

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Hi Perpetual,

Nice round of research! I heard quite a bit about Ebola a while ago, but I don't actually know much about it, so I learned a lot from your post. It was very detailed, and I found your story about Dr. Ian Cozier very fascinating. I wonder why it is that the viable virus was only found in the fluid from his eyes and not in his tears or his eyes' outer membrane, and why it turned his eyes from blue to green.

I'm curious as to where you'll take your research next. Perhaps you could look into the possible treatments for Ebola, as well as how it might be prevented entirely in the first place? You might also want to consider looking into the different ways that it is transmitted.

Here are some good websites to help you with your research:

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/index.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4614609/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5525473/

Good luck!

Hi Perpetual!

Nice work on this research. I can see you are coming along very well in your cycle based on Ebola, and I am learning quite a lot about this terrible, infectious disease. There is no found cure for Ebola, and this is the first time I have heard the story about Dr. Ian Cozier's infectious eye. How astonishing! 

I think from here you could possibly base your next round on Dr. Cozier's case. An interesting question to ask would be "Why are health-care workers at greater risk of catching Ebola?" Obviously, because they are more prone to catch the disease as they are working in an environment full of health related gadgets. However, you could research more in depth of how they obtain this disease and ways health-care workers are trying to prevent this from happening. 

Here's some sources I found that can help you: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4716343/ 

https://www.sharecare.com/heal...orkers-protect-ebola 

Also, adding photos to your research would be awesome to make it more visual. 
Great job on this research, I enjoyed reading it! 

Best of luck Perpetual!

Hello Perpetual

Thank you for increasing the awareness of what Ebola is and how it is affecting people. The graphic explanation of how those who have it raises awareness and concern. How can the international community help?  What resources are needed to support reducing the spread of Ebola or treat those with it Ebola. Is there access to the treatment or is this part of the problem? What kind of practical help can be given to make a difference in those peoples lives. These sites offer some suggestions and maybe of some help.  Great work, I am also interested in your opinion of what you think could help. I look forward to hearing form you and seeing further research on ebola.

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/prevention/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/prevention/index.html

https://www.bmj.com/ebola

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