Virology How does a person die from Ebola?
How does a person die from Ebola?
I read that before death many of the patients were in a coma
Death, if it occurs, follows typically six to sixteen days from first symptoms and is often due to shock from fluid loss. In general, bleeding often indicates a worse outcome, and blood loss may result in death. People are often in a coma near the end of life.
Those who survive often have ongoing muscular and joint pain, liver inflammation, and decreased hearing, and may have continued tiredness, continued weakness, decreased appetite, and difficulty returning to pre-illness weight. Problems with vision may develop. It is recommended that survivors of EVD wear condoms for at least twelve months after initial infection or until the semen of a male survivor tests negative for Ebola virus on two separate occasions.
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- Magill A (2013). Hunter's tropical medicine and emerging infectious diseases (9th ed.).
@morphism I thought the coronavirus was a dangerous virus, but it turns out Ebola is just terrible 😥