|About the Book|
How to Prevent the Spread of EBOLA: Effective Strategies to Reduce Facility Acquired Infections and Reduce Super Bugs Outbreak.This book is divided into ten different sections targeting critical issues of concern about Ebola and the processes of preventing Ebola spread as a nosocomial infection. It starts with allaying people’s fear and discussing facts about the clinical aspects of Ebola virus infection. It discusses different types of Ebola viruses and their pathogenesis- routes of infection- clinical manifestations and progression of the disease- immunopathology and cellular toxicity- progressive tissue damage and multi-organ failures- effective management of the disease- and the discussion of some case studies.This Ebola monograph also discusses some of the lingering questions raised by the public about Ebola and addresses these controversial issues with facts. Some of the questions discussed include, What are the indicators for the survivability of the Ebola virus once a patient is infected? Can Ebola virus be aerosolized? What are the differences between the acute phase of the illness and the subclinical, asymptomatic, or nonclinical Ebola virus infections? Where was the first Ebola infection, in West Africa or in Europe? Can the Ebola virus infection be caught through kissing an infected person? When a blood test is negative for Ebola virus, is a patient free of Ebola virus? Can Ebola virus be transmitted through breast milk, semen or vaginal fluids? Was the virulent Ebola virus able to enter the human population by an accidental release due to a lab accident? Can the outbreak of Reston Ebola virus infections in the Philippines among nonhuman primates be dangerous to human population with the evidence of abortive infection in some farm workers? What is the nature of the current virus epidemic in U.S. farms, killing millions of piglets? Is this epidemic swine virus similar to Ebola and how dangerous is it to the human population? What are the lessons learned from the clinical management of Ebola patients that can be applied to the treatment of other viral infections like the Bourbon virus newly discovered in Kansas? What is the chronicity of Ebola infection and the long term effects, after clinical cure? For answers to these questions and more, read the book, How to Prevent the Spread of Ebola Virus Infection.Many healthcare institutions including hospitals, clinics, physicians offices, dentists offices will find this book very useful to help prevent the rise of facility-acquired infections.Over 600 pages of leading medical journal articles are reviewed in this book giving scientific explanations for the questions raised by Ebola virus infection.In reviewing these research reports, it is evident, that we have effective treatment for Ebola virus infection as a multi-pronged approach in the process of effective clinical management of the disease.