Ebola Virus Disease

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is essentially a Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF).  This disease affects the central nervous system acutely by causing headache, dizziness, depression and fatigue apart from other mental conditions which are abnormal and not related to the disease at all. In fact, it has been found out that the hemorrhage is not the primary cause of death, but the fact that due to abnormal blood and fluid flow in the body, the organs begin to fail and when multiple organs fail the body cannot continue the normal functioning of respiration or absorption of oxygen in the lungs, not even digestion of the food you consume.


EVD is a peculiar medical condition that can be caused by any one of four different ebola viruses. The symptoms this disease causes is a lot more fatal than the virus, since it causes internal hemorrhaging which eventually results in death.

Although there are five viruses in the entire family of the ebola virus genus, the Reston virus is not considered responsible for causing Ebola Virus Disease in humans and is thus disregarded, but the other four virus strains are the main causes of the disease.


The signs and symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease are almost like influenza. It is associated with medical conditions like high fever, myalgia and even chest pain. The digestive system is affected and gives rise to conditions like diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting apart from a persistent feeling of nausea. If the respiratory tract is affected then it causes problems like pharyngitis, hiccups and sore throat.

Tests, Treatment and Prevention:

Since the virus comes from animals, a thorough examination of the patient’s medical history is enough for most doctors to identify Ebola Virus Disease in humans. It is remarkable to know that no treatment or method of prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease exists or even if it does, it is not approved as of yet as completely successful in the treatment of EVD.