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Preliminary tests have identified a case of hemorrhagic fever caused by the rare and deadly Ebola virus in central Uganda, a medical official said Friday. A young girl who died in a hospital in the town of Bombo, about 25 miles from the capital, Kampala, tested positive for the virus,
The virus interferes with the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and with coagulation. As the blood vessel walls become damaged and destroyed, the platelets are unable to coagulate, and patients succumb to hypovolemic shock. Ebola is transmitted through bodily fluids, while conjunctiva exposure may also lead to transmission
Originally posted by flukes
lets hope this sucker makes it to madagaskar before the president SHUTS DOWN EVERYTHING
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
reply to post by ladykay
I doubt it....... but an ebola virus crossed with bird flu........ that might be interesting !!??!!
Now where are those birds migration maps I have lying around somewhere ..
A new suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Bugiri District, hardly a week after a 12-year-old girl died of the disease, the ministry of health said in a statement yesterday.
"We are enhancing surveillance and have expanded the monitoring to all the six-risk districts until the 42 days expire as the mandatory period to declare an area Ebola free," said Dr Rwamafa.
Originally posted by Sundowner
Suspected Ebola Case in Bugiri
I was doing some reading on the Ebola/Marburg viruses last night and it seems that this strain is the Ebola-Sudan strain and it has a 30-50% death rate. Yikes!