Ebola Virus Disease in the Light of Epidemiological Triad

Trop J Med Res 2017;20:1-9

9 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2017

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Dr. Gurmeet Kaur

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Sandeep Sachdeva

Independent

Diwakar Jha

North Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Medical College

Anika Sulania

North Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Medical College - Department of Community Medicine

Date Written: January 12, 2017

Abstract

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is one of the most virulent pathogens among viral hemorrhagic fevers affecting economically deprived countries of the world with reported case fatality rates of up to 90% due to multi-organ failure and severe bleeding complications. The most recent outbreak of 2014 has set the alarm bell ringing across the globe for increased focus, funding, research, and development toward the control and management of this emerging viral communicable disease that has a potential pandemic threat. This manuscript review and update current knowledge with regard to epidemiology of EVD problem statement, historical perspective, agent, host, environment, reservoir of infection, routes of transmission, pathogenesis, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, management, and control. The review was undertaken using the key words epidemiology, public health, outbreak control of Ebola virus, EVD, emerging disease, and/or pandemic disease through medical search engines and abstracting databases such as Pubmed, Google Scholar, and websites of international health agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Keywords: burial practices, communicable disease, emerging disease, environment, epidemiology, infection, public health, risk exposure, surveillance, transmission

Suggested Citation

Kaur, Gurmeet and Sachdeva, Sandeep and Jha, Diwakar and Sulania, Anika, Ebola Virus Disease in the Light of Epidemiological Triad (January 12, 2017). Trop J Med Res 2017;20:1-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2898604

Gurmeet Kaur

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) ( email )

Maidan Garhi
school of social sciences
New Delhi, 110068
India

Diwakar Jha

North Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Medical College ( email )

North Delhi
India

Anika Sulania

North Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Medical College - Department of Community Medicine ( email )

Malka Ganj
New Delhi, Delhi
India

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