10. Ebola survivors
A few years after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa there are now more survivors of the virus than ever. Thought to have been spread by bats, the Ebola virus outbreak originated in Guinea. While the virus had been around for a long time, cases in the area hadn’t been reported. This is a horrible virus that causes hemorrhagic fever and escalates quickly. Between two days and three weeks after contacting the virus symptoms begin to show with fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches, before vomiting, diarrhea and rash come along. Liver and kidney functions decrease before internal and external bleeding begins. Up to 90% of those infected died from the virus, although the average stands at about 50%.
Nowadays, more and more people are cured. Studies have been carried by scientists and antibodies generated from the blood of Ebola survivors can neutralize the Ebola virus and protect the mice used for testing.
There’s also the problem that people who have already been deemed free of the Ebola virus have continuous health issues. People have returned to the hospital numerous times with an active virus in their system although they had already been cured. The reasons for this continue to baffle scientists. And now, let’s see what else we have in our list of biggest health problems in the world in 2016.