It’s the terrifying illness sweeping the globe, but how much do you really know about Ebola? Discover vicious symptoms, catastrophic outbreaks, and the sadistic bioweapons.
The outbreak of Ebola virus centered in West Africa is frightening for many reasons. It is the largest Ebola outbreak ever, having claimed thousands of lives; and the deadly infectious disease can travel easily from person to person in the later stages.
The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 25 and 90 percent of those infected with an average of about 50 percent. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to sixteen days after symptoms appear.
10Ebola in Ancient Greek?
The 430 BC plague of Athens which killed up to 100.000 people may have been Ebola. Infections spread for 3 years, with similar symptoms E.G. uncontrollable hiccups.
09Spread of Ebola
Ebola can be spread through semen or breast milk up to 2 months after a patient is cured. The virus survives or breast as antibodies fail to reach these areas.
08. The first recorded
08The first recorded outbreak
The first recorded outbreak had an 88% fatality rate, killing 280 of the 318 infected. Ebola detected in 1976 in Yambuku, ORC, the virus spread when missionary nuns reused infected needles.
Ebobun is a US owned and patented strain of Ebola collected from sufferers in 2007. It´s a blend of Ebola and Marburg virus. Both cause extreme hemorrhaging, with fatality rates up to 90%.
06Outbreak of Ebola
The 2014 outbreak of Ebola can be traced to a 2-year-old boy in Guinea. Three family members died with a month and mourners transported the virus to other villages.
In September 2014, 8 people raising awareness about Ebola were killed with machetes in Guinea. Villagers believing they were spreading the disease dumped the bodies in septic tanks.
0470% infected died
The 2014 outbreaks kills 70% infected. The World health Organization predicts 10.000 new cases by 2015. In Sierra Leone 50% of some communities have been killed in just 8 weeks.
03Ebola causes excruciating pain
Ebola causes excruciating pain. Diarrhea and organ failure, there is no vaccine. Victims bleed internally and externally, with blood seeping from the pores and eyes.
02Ebola and smallpox
In 1992 the Soviet Union grafted together a lethal blend of Ebola and smallpox. The virus could cause the lethal blood loss of Ebola, with the high contagiousness of smallpox.
01Ebola as bio-weapon
In 1993 members of Japanese terrorist group Aum Shinrikyo, collected samples to use it as bio-weapons. Experts suggest that ISIS could steal and self-inject the virus, carrying it to targeted cities.