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2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak

2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak
An ongoing epidemic of the Ebola virus has spread throughout Guinea and beyond the nation's borders in West Africa. At least 500 infections and 337 deaths have been reported.[2] Various organizations, including the US Centers for Disease Control, European Commission, and Economic Community of West African States have donated funds and personnel to help counter the outbreak. This ebola outbreak is the worst ever: the first to affect more than one country and the most severe both in the number of cases and dead. Initial outbreak in Guinea[edit] In February 2014, the first Ebola virus outbreak registered in the region occurred in Guinea. By 23 April, the total number of suspected and confirmed cases in the Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF) outbreak had increased to 242, including 142 deaths at a case fatality rate of 58.7%.[3] Originally, the suspected cases were reported in Conakry (four cases), Guéckédougou (four), Macenta (one) and Dabola (one) prefectures. Conakry, Guinea[edit] Related:  health paradoxicallyEbola

Ebola virus disease Ebola virus disease (EVD; also Ebola hemorrhagic fever, or EHF), or simply Ebola, is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Then, vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time some people begin to bleed both internally and externally.[1] The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 25 and 90 percent of those infected with an average of about 50 percent.[1] This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to sixteen days after symptoms appear.[2] Control of outbreaks requires coordinated medical services, alongside a certain level of community engagement. No specific treatment or vaccine for the virus is available, although a number of potential treatments are being studied. §Signs and symptoms §Cause

Infectious Disease Index - Ebola virus | MSDSonline Ebola virus NAME: Ebola virus SYNONYM OR CROSS REFERENCE: African haemorrhagic fever, Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF, Ebola HF), filovirus, EBO virus (EBOV), Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV), Sudan ebolavirus (SEBOV), Ivory Coast ebolavirus (ICEBOV), Ebola-Reston (REBOV), Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BEBOV), and Ebola virus disease (1, 2). CHARACTERISTICS: Ebola was discovered in 1976 and is a member of the Filoviridae family (previously part of Rhabdoviridae family, which were later given a family of their own based on their genetic structure). It is an elongated filamentous molecule, which can vary between 800 – 1000 nm in length, and can reach up to14000 nm long (due to concatamerization) with a uniform diameter of 80 nm (2-5). Five Ebola subtypes have been identified: Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV), which was first identified in 1976 and is the most virulent; Sudan ebolavirus, (SEBOV); Ivory Coast ebolavirus (ICEBOV); Ebola-Reston (REBOV), and Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BEBOV) (1, 3, 8, 9). Outbreaks:

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Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma. "She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment," Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told AFP. "She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected." Ebola has killed more than 1,220 people since it emerged in southern Guinea at the start of the year, spreading first to Liberia and cutting a gruesome and gory swathe through eastern Sierra Leone since May. The tropical pathogen can turn people into de facto corpses with little higher brain function and negligible motor control days before they die. - 'Deadly and unforgiving' -

Cycloastragenol Cycloastragenol is a molecule isolated from various species of Astragalus that is purported to have telomerase activation activity. A single in vitro study done in 2009 led to claims that cycloastragenol may activate telomerase, leading to controversial claims for its role in reducing the effects of aging.[1] Scientist Hector F. Valenzuela. In late 2013, RevGenetics released their conclusions on TA-65 that showed it is the single molecule Cycloastragenol [2] used in TA-65.[3] More recently, on May 15, 2014 RevGenetics released a press release where they provide new information about a public UK government application where TA Sciences state (among other things) that the active ingredient in TA-65® is Cycloastragenol.[4] Many products that contain cycloastragenol are marketed as health supplements, including HTA98,[7] Stem Cell 100[8] and TA-65MD.[9] Toxicity testing has shown it to be safe for human consumption. TA-65 was mentioned in the BBC documentary, Don't Grow Old.

Tracing Ebola’s Breakout to an African 2-Year-Old Photo Patient Zero in the outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern . Bordering and Liberia, Guéckédou is at the intersection of three nations, where the disease found an easy entry point to the region. A week later, it killed the boy’s mother, then his 3-year-old sister, then his grandmother. Two mourners at the grandmother’s funeral took the virus home to their village. In Guéckédou, where it all began, “the feeling was fright,” said Dr. On March 31, , which has intervened in many Ebola outbreaks, called this one “unprecedented,” and warned that the disease had erupted in so many locations that fighting it would be enormously difficult. Now, with 1,779 cases, including 961 deaths and a small cluster in , the outbreak is out of control and still getting worse. Some experts warn that the outbreak could destabilize governments in the region. “That’s obviously the case,” said Dr.