The deadly disease of Ebola first emerged in 1976 on the continent of Africa where it originated. It was first observed in primates, like monkeys, who ended up transmitting it to humans without them knowing it. Some symptoms of ebola are fever, abdominal pain, severe headaches, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing up blood, and mental confusion. Some ways to prevent Ebola and its spread is avoiding direct contact with infected person, not touching raw meat, dead or live animals without protection, don’t touch infected body fluids, don’t come in contact with infected dead bodies.
So far in Iran their have been no reported cases of Ebola in Iran; however, we are prepared for the notion that it may enter our country. We have constructed a special laboratory with emergency cases that can be used when needed. Special intensive care units have been set up in Iranian hospitals incase they are needed.
A possible solution for the Ebola crisis is to continue searching for a cure for Ebola. One of the possible solutions relating to our country is if an outbreak of Ebola occurs, we need to mobilize health officials in the country and make sure to quarantine the disease as quickly as possible to prevent an outbreak.
- James Sobol