The current ebola epidemic in west africa is the largest and most complex outbreak of the disease to date first discovered in 1976 following an outbreak in the democratic republic of the congo (drc) and sudan, the virus is thought to be transmitted to humans from bushmeat it is spread through direct. Read chapter 5 preparing for the next disease outbreak: the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) in late 2002 and 2003 challenged the gl perhaps the only cell line that meets all criteria for international use at this time is the african green monkey kidney cell line, vero however, although vero cell. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, better known as aids “is a virus that weakens the immune system and subjects the patient to opportunistic diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis [tags: disease research papers aids] :: 13 works cited, 2447 words (7 pages), strong essays, [preview] aids in africa - the. Introduction an outbreak of professional and popular articles followed upon the west african ebola epidemic which began december 2013 in meliandou, an isolated village in guinea if they teach nothing else, it is that a complex of events combine to permit a local infectious outbreak to assume regional if. In addition, researchers recently discovered that a strain of the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids) had been infecting humans for at least 20 years before aids emerged as a worldwide epidemic preventing emerging infectious diseases: a strategy for the 21st century describes cdc's plan to. Clinically, influenza is not distinguishable from most other infectious diseases with fever in the tropics in this context malaria is of particular interest when considering the african continent in tropical africa, malaria is an important infectious disease and is still thought to be the main cause of febrile episodes.
Quarantine and isolation of the infected population can be needed sometimes as done recently for the ebola outbreak in africa besides those prevention actions, society must take care of people who are already infected by ensuring they are contaminated in the first place and by which strain if the virus is. A deadly yellow fever outbreak in angola, like brazil a lusophone country and former portuguese colony, killed 345 and infected 3,000 last year angola, in turn, announced its first cases of the zika virus earlier this month africa accounts for most of the world's yellow fever outbreaks the who has not. (cnn) -- africa is facing the worst ebola outbreak in history and it's arrival in america has prompted many people to finally take notice of the deadly disease in africa, especially guinea, liberia and sierra leone, thousands continue to suffer more than 5,000 people have died from the virus since march,. Photo: un photo/wfp/amjad jamal beyond damaging and destroying physical infrastructure, natural disasters can lead to outbreaks of infectious disease floods are recurrent in many african countries, such as mozambique, and usually lead to a significant increase in diarrhoeal disease incidences following the 2005.
The recent ebola virus disease (evd) epidemic in guinea, liberia and sierra leone demonstrated that the world health organization (who) is incapable to control outbreaks of infectious diseases in less developed regions of the world this essay analyses the causes for the failure of the international. Solutions for the future: causes of disease, and case studies of diseases some of the main causes include: historical, geographical, and environmental factors each of these prove to be casually linked to the disease epidemic that plagues africa through studying smallpox, sleeping sickness, and aids — as well as their.
The ebola outbreak in west africa was first reported in march 2014, and rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976 in fact, the epidemic killed five times more than all other known ebola outbreaks combined more than 21 months on from the first confirmed case recorded on 23 march. Since march 2014, over 3000 people have died from the relentless spread of the ebola virus throughout west africa amadou sy and amy copley take a closer look at the economic effects of the outbreak and efforts to address the disease.