Ebola Virus Disease (also called Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is believed to be one of the deadliest virus infection. With a fatality rate of up to 90%, the current outbreak affecting West African countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria is the deadliest Ebola outbreak to have hit the continent.
Right now, experimental drugs are being tested to treat ebola, but there is no FAD-approved medicines or vaccines against this disease. With cased being found out in the U.S., more people are terrified over this killer disease. Below are some ebola virus disease pictures, including Ebola virus, symptoms as well as what is being done to contain this virus.
Ebola Virus Images Under Microscope
Ebola Virus Disease Pictures: Symptoms and Victims
After Ebola killed her sister-- Mekie Nagbe (28), a woman crawls towards her body as the burial team members take her for cremation Monrovia, Liberia.
Volunteers wearing protective suit help to bury the body of an Ebola victim in Waterloo, 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown.
Medical staff of the 'Doctors without Borders' ('Medecin sans frontieres') medical aid carry the body of a person killed by the virus.
Hanah Siafa lies with her child while hoping to enter the new Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment center.
Ebola Virus Disease Transmission
Ebola virus disease can only be transmitted via direct body contact, however, poor conditions can facilitae the spread of Ebola virus.
Ebola Virus Disease Treatment and Prevention
Work of Medical Staff and Aid Groups
lEbola is highly contagious through body fluids like vomit, feces, sweat, saliva, blood and tears; doctor wearing protective clothing checks in the mirror.
A health worker fixes another health worker's protective suit in the Aberdeen district of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
UNICEF health workers walk through the streets, going house to house to speak about Ebola prevention in New Kru Town, Liberia.
People unload healthcare and protection material at Conakry's airport, to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus and treat people who have been already infected.
Ebola Outbreak-- History and Present
Making its first appearance in 1976, Ebola virus disease has since then occurred a dozen times until the worst infection of all happened in 2014.
Picture showing Ebola outbreak area, number of cases as well as the strain of ebola virus that leads to the outbreak (4 statins of Ebola virus can lead to Ebola virus disease).
U.S. President Barack Obama holds talks with Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden (R) and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell (L) after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 16, 2014.