• Question: how does ebola effect people

    Asked by dobby shearman 69 to Shikha, Triona, Kevin, John, Colin on 18 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by Illuminaticonfirmed69, hogan.
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      Kevin Motherway answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Brace yourself:
      Symptoms include:

      Nausea and vomiting.
      Diarrhea (may be bloody)
      Red eyes.
      Raised rash.
      Chest pain and cough.
      Stomach pain.
      Severe weight loss.
      Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)

      Not a nice way to go. But about 40%of people survive

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      Shikha Sharma answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Hi dobby shearman 69, Illuminaticonfirmed69, hogan,

      The Ebola virus infection is systemic means it enters into blood and attacks every organ and tissue of the human body except the bones and skeletal muscles. The Ebola virus starts digesting collagen (tissue that helps to keep the organs in place). It also forms small blood clots in the bloodstream of the patient which result in reduced blood flow. These blood clots get stuck into blood vessels forming red spots on the patient skin. These red spots grow in size as the disease progress. They also reduce the blood supply to many vital organs such as the liver, brain, lungs, kidneys, intestines, breast tissue, testicles, etc.
      All this results in spontaneous bleeding from body orifices and gaps in the skin. Death is caused by huge loss of blood, renal failure, or shock.