According to the WHO chief Margaret Chan, it appears like Ebola epidemic could be out of control. She said that some doctors describe that the virus attack soft tissues of the body like a victim “dissolve.”
Following an outbreak in 2000 Paul Salopek, a correspondent of Tribune, said that Ebola has no cure or effective treatment and no vaccine. He added that the deadly disease swiftly kills up to 90% of its victims.
Current Ebola Treatment
All that Ebola treatment involves is providing relief to Ebola symptoms while boosting the body’s ability to fight infection. This is a type of treatment referred to as supportive care. The current Ebola epidemic has put a record in the history books having killed more victims than previously witnessed. This is in reference to an official from Doctors Without Borders who indicated that between 60% and 90% of Ebola victims succumb to the plague which sparks medical attention to look for solutions based on scientific advancements.
Headache To Health Professionals
Despite the new twists and turns that the current Ebola strain is taking, virologist are continually working to come up with a cure or a vaccine. However, there have been immense challenges since they have only come up with faulty vaccines despite going greater heights to find out what will work.
It appears that as long as Ebola is concerned, researchers are still years away in finding an effective vaccine.
Ebola patients who make their way to treatment centers don’t receive any medicine but are only given special medical drips to reduce the severity of their symptoms. The current Ebola epidemic that hit West African countries looks overwhelming to medical professionals to the extent that doctors attending the patients leave majority for the dead.
Whereas most medical officials blame the virus ability to mutate, most of the deaths being witnessed are due to ignorance of the medical officials on the ground and their failure to implement different treatment options at their scope.
You are misinformed in thinking that there are specific drugs being given to Ebola victims. They are simply given intravenous fluids, antibiotics and oxygen. Sometimes the patients are given medications to curb symptoms like fever, prevent bleeding and maintain blood pressure. Despite all these efforts, more than 60% of Ebola victims are still losing their lives from the deadly virus.
- Intravenous (IV) fluids are usually administered in an effort to maintain fluids and electrolytes such as potassium, sodium and chloride.
- Oxygen involves equipments that help support breathing. Antibiotics help fight other infections that are caused by bacteria.
- Victims are usually given medicines to ease fever, promote blood clot and maintain blood pressure.
- You also receive good nursing from the medical staff attending your case.
In general, rather than the bacteria being fought with the antibiotics, Ebola is usually caused by a virus, which has given researchers a hard time in coming up with an effective remedy compared to bacterial infections. This is reference to Derek Gatherer, a bioinformatics researcher at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, who specializes in genetics and evolution.
The Ebola virus attacks the immune cells, triggering your immune system to produce a high number of inflammatory molecules, which makes tiny blood vessels to explode, according to Gatherer. This damage to blood vessel can lower your blood pressure causing multiple-organ failure.
Nutrition Versus Medicine
Studies suggest that there is an increased susceptibility to infectious diseases particularly to malnourished human populations. This holds as a fact since the immune system required to be maintained with all the essential nutrients in order to function effectively. However, only small data is available to support this idea that nutritional factors have direct impact in fighting pathogens and that transmission through nutritionally deficient hosts can facilitate evolutionary changes in the infectious vectors.
The mechanism which determines the death of a cell is largely determined by the cell’s ability to deal with the condition it is subjected to. Additionally, the adaptive capacity of a cell dictates its fate when it becomes attacked. Nutritional sufficiency and optimal cellular respiration are very important in determining how a cell is capable to remove toxins from its wall.
Alternative Prevention and Cure
If you become critically ill with Ebola, your body requires high nutritional supplementation in order to survive. The supplementation is important in determining the progress of the disease in a patient. Allopathic Medicine takes a new turn than the contemporary medicine. Rather than using toxic pharmaceuticals, which could have adverse effect on your immune system by draining nutrition status, it provides more nutrients to your body.
There is no need of coming up with an expensive drug while people keep on losing their lives. The doctors have some medicines that save lives every day. It may sound different to many people but nutritional medicine appears safer and effective compared to pharmaceutical drugs.
With a rise in Ebola cases in West African countries, which looks like a major threat to the world, it is the high time that medical professionals allow Allopathic Medicine to help in the fight against this plague.
Facts About Ebola Transmission
- You can contract Ebola from a symptomatic patient less than 3 feet away.
- Currently there is no effective cure or vaccine for Ebola.
- The fact that a person who is not symptomatic can’t transmit is still under contention.
- The challenge in finding the cure or vaccine for Ebola is due to rapid mutation of the virus.
- The current Ebola strain has killed the highest number of patients than previous cases.