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How could you possible get Ebola?
DIRECT CONTACT, AIR DROPLET, ORAL/FECAL, SEXUAL, BLOOD, VERTICAL TRANSFER
Bodily fluids, objects contaminated (ie needles), infected fruit bats or primates, semen from man who has recovered from Ebola.
A lot of problems with burying their dead!
Sx of Ebola?
F, HA, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, unexplained bleeding or bruising, muscle pain, Maculopapular rash that can desquamate, Abrupt onset, Fever >101.5℉, HA is severe
When is a person contagious with Ebola?
ONLY ONCE THEY START SHOWING SX! Not before! After 21 days, if they have been exposed and not shown sx then they will most likely not become sick.
REMAIN INFECTIOUS FOR 81 DAYS
What is the mortality for Ebola (in Africa) and is there a vaccine?
No vaccine available
What labs would be abnormal with Ebola?
Increased AST and ALT (liver function)
PT/PTT abnormal - means it takes them longer to clot
Protein in the urine, and kidney disfunction
RT-PCR (real time PCR)
May take 3 days after onset to be positive
May need to repeat
What is the Ebola tx?
Blood or platelet transfusions
Transfusion of blood of recently recovered patients
What is the likely host of Ebola?
What would indicate a poor prognosis in Ebola?
Not "turning the corner" by day 10 or 11
Initially more severe disease at days 6-16
Severe volume depletion
Labs indicating multi-organ failure
Tachypnea - fast RR
Anuria - not peeing
High Ebola RNA levels
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