What Is Ebola Fever?

This viral disease possesses high interspecific transmissibility that is it is capable to be transferred from the sick person or animal to healthy individuals who are susceptible to this causative agent. Symptoms of infection with the Ebola virus are manifested in very severe form; in general the disease is characterized by an significant lethal outcome rate.

The Ebola virus causes so-called hemorrhagic fever. It is the full name of this infrequent disease. Unfortunately, in recent years cases of this virus significantly became frequent that forces medical society to sound the alarm. According to the latest data in 2014 more than one thousand people died of the Ebola virus, mortality is nearly 90% already. Only those patients who could receive the necessary treatment at the earliest stages of the disease course have some probability to survive.

Fever results from influence of the RNA Ebola virus which is the largest of viruses of this type. The virus can have absolutely different form; it can be both thread shaped and arachnids. Material which is contained in a cell of an organism is seven proteins and information which is required to the virus for its development and maintenance of life, and the negative RNA of a virus having a one-spiral form is surrounded with a lipoprotein membrane.

Ebola virus usually appears in a zone of rainforests to which the increased humidity is characteristic is districts of the western and central Africa.