Ebola Outbreak: An Evolving Epidemic- A Review

  • Dr. Vishnu Kumar Patel Assistant Professor (Surgery), S.S. Medical College, Rewa (MP), India
  • Dr. Umesh Patel Associate Professor (Pediatrics), L.N. Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India
  • Dr. D. Sharad Gedam Professor (Pediatrics), L.N. Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India
  • Dr. Narmada Prasad Patel Associate Professor (Medicine), L.N. Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India
  • Dr. Jyotsna Verma Assistant Professor (Pediatrics), L.N. Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India
  • Dr. Varsha Tiwari Senior Resident (Pediatrics), L.N. Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India
Keywords: Ebola, hemorrhagic disease, mortality

Abstract

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe and often deadly illness that can occur in humans and primates (e.g. monkeys, gorillas). It is some of most virulent pathogens of humans, causing severe hemorrhagic fever that resembles fulminant septic shock. Recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has threatened the whole world, because of the high mortality (80-90%). No approved therapy is available for the treatment of these diseases, but progress has been made in new experimental approaches to post exposure prophylaxis and/or treatment that are effective in laboratory primates. Prevention is the best tool. Now WHO has also declared Ebola as a “public health emergency of international concern”. It can also be misused as a bioterrorism agent.

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DOI: 10.17511/ijmrr.2014.i05.20
Published: 2014-10-31
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Kumar Patel V, Patel U, Gedam DS, Prasad Patel N, Verma J, Tiwari V. Ebola Outbreak: An Evolving Epidemic- A Review. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2014Oct.31 [cited 2024Apr.24];2(5):496-03. Available from: https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/149
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