The Commonly Forgotten History of Ebola

The first case of Ebola was found in 1976. The name of it was given after the Ebola river in the Republic Zaire. That's because The first cases o the disease were found in Sudan and Zaire. The mortality rate of its first impact was 53% from the more than 284 people were infected. The second Ebola virus came from Yambuku, Ebola-Zaire, and zaire. Ebola-Zaire called EBOZ was the one with the highest associated mortality rate. It was known to infect 318 people with its mortality rate at around 88%. Ebola’s natural reservoir was never identified despite the tremendous effort of experienced and dedicated researchers.

Knowing Mor about the Third Strain

The third strain of this disease was Ebola Reston or it is called EBO. It was identified in 1989. It was known when an infected monkey was imported to Reston, Virginia. It came from Mindanao in the Philippines. The difference between this type of Ebola with other types of Ebola is about the hemorrhagic fever. The infected people never developed it. the last strain of it is Ebola Cote d’Ivore or called EBO-CI. It was discovered in 1994. It was found when a female ethologist performing a necropsy on a dead chimpanzee. It came from the Tai Forest in Cote ‘Ivoire. The female ethologist actually contracted this disease to herself during her necropsy.

Ebola’Victim Data

There are three currently known strains of Ebola. They are Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, and Ebola Cote d’ Ivoire. In Ebola Sudan in 1976 and 1979, it killed 172 people from total infected people was 298 people. In Ebola Zaire which came in 6 times, 1976, 1977, 1994, 1995, and 1996 in Mayibout and Booue, Gabon, it killed around 501 people and infected more than 600 people. This is the biggest Ebola epidemic in recorded history. It attacked Yambuku, Tandala, Minkebe and Makokou, Gabon, Kikwit, Maribou Gabon and Booue Gabon. In 1996, it was also transported to Johannesburg, South Africa, where there were 2 cases of it, 1 of which was fatal.

The last is Ebola Cote d’ Ivoire in 1994 and 1995. It was in Tai Forest and Liberia that transported to the Cote d’ Ivoire. Both of them had 1 non-fatally infected. This is the mild spread of Ebola. By knowing the history of this disease, it gives us a much better chance of being able to fight it off for good. It is recommended that you avoid traveling to countries with high infection rates because as we know so far, there is no medication and therapy that can completely cure the Ebola. Therefore, when someone attacked by this disease, they will go to the isolation room and separated from anything. The nurses who treat Ebola patients have to be very careful to not contract the disease for themselves.

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