sábado, 18 de octubre de 2014

health.mil - Ebola

health.mil - Ebola

Ebola Fact Sheets and Prevention Tips

Fact sheet for DoD families of Deploying Personnel
Ebola DoD Family Fact Sheet Image
CDC Prevention Fact Sheets
Screenshot of CDC Ebola Fact Sheet

Screenshot of CDC Ebola Infographic

The Military Health System published two new documents about the Ebola crisis:
  -  Fact sheet for families of Service members deploying to West Africa
  -  Frequently Asked Questions about Ebola
To view the fact sheet, visit: www.health.mil/ebola. The FAQs can be viewed at www.health.mil/EbolaFAQs.

Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genusEbolavirus. There are five identified Ebolavirus species, four of which have caused disease in humans: Zaire ebolavirusSudan ebolavirusTaï Forest ebolavirus, formerly Côte d’Ivoire ebolavirus; and Bundibugyo ebolavirus. The fifth, Reston ebolavirus, has caused disease in nonhuman primates but not in humans.
Ebola is found in several African countries. The first Ebola species was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.
The natural reservoir host of Ebola remains unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is animal-borne with bats being the most likely reservoir. Four of the five subtypes occur in an animal host native to Africa.
Learn more about Ebola:

Related Reference Center Materials

Ebola Fact Sheet for Families of Deploying Personnel

Fact Sheet
The President and the Secretary of Defense have called upon the men and women of the US armed forces and other government personnel to provide critical support as part of the international response to the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa. This Fact Sheet highlights the actions that are in place prior to, during, and after deployment in order to protect our service members, families and communities.
Read MoreRelated Topics: EbolaPandemic DiseasesGlobal and Domestic Health Preparedness and Response

For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now

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Doctors are turning to two time-tested options for Ebola treatment -- supportive care and blood transfusions from Ebola survivors.
Read MoreRelated Topics: EbolaGlobal and Domestic Health Preparedness and Response

Military Health System Preparation for Potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) infection among DoD Personnel

microscopic view of the ebola virus
Leadership message from Dr. Jonathan Woodson about the MHS preparations for potential ebola infection among DoD personnel
Read MoreRelated Topics: EbolaGlobal and Domestic Health Preparedness and ResponseConditions and TreatmentsPandemic Diseases

Obama: Countries Must Step Up Aggressively to Ebola Fight

String-like Ebola virus particles shed from an infected cell in this electron micrograph. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases photo
President Obama held a news conference after a meeting on the U.S. Ebola response with senior health, homeland security and national security advisors.
Read MoreRelated Topics: EbolaGlobal and Domestic Health Preparedness and Response

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