Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Register      Login

VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2014 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Letter-to-Editor II

Ayush Agarwal, Omkar Singh, VK Rastogi

Citation Information : Agarwal A, Singh O, Rastogi V. Letter-to-Editor II. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2014; 6 (2):0-0.

DOI: 10.5005/jsafog-6-2-x

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

• Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness of human beings having a case fatality rate of up to 90%.

• Ebola virus disease outbreaks occur primarily in remote Central and West Africa, near the tropical rainforests.

• The virus is transmitted to humans from wild animals and spreads in the human beings through physical contact.

• It does not transmit through vectors or air-borne droplets.

• Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No specific treatment or vaccine is available for use.


PDF Share
  1. Fact sheet N 103, Updated April 2014, World Health Organisation.
  2. Web MD.
  3. Diagnosis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  4. Wikipedia.
  5. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Volume 1. 18th Edition. McGraw Hill Publications. Chapter 197 p. 1636.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.