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Hemorrhagic Fever Dissemination

Hemorrhagic fever is one of the most emerging infectious diseases. As a highly infectious disease, it has various attributes reflecting those of other similar conditions. First, the disease is caused by a virus that causes the respective disease in a few hours. Therefore, an infection of the virus leads to an immediate disease contraction. The virus is very small in that it cannot be seen using bare eyes. The disease spreads so fast from the source to the rest of the in-habitation. In this case, it spreads very first from saying nature to the people (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2017). It also transfers from one person to the other very first and with limited notification.

Various features of modern society confirm the reason for the dissemination of the respective disease. First, people seem to be ignorant of the possibility of a disease. Therefore, they do not take any precautions before the actual disaster strikes. People also neglect the small chores of retaining cleanliness and a healthy life. For example, many people ignore the need to wash their hands in the proper manner and at all times. They also do not know the right ways of dressing as well as undressing. The modern world talks much against the isolation of people who are suffering. Therefore, those suffering from viral diseases are left to stay with the rest, thus increasing the rate of the spread of the disease. In the modern system of treatment, various stakeholders are involved in the process of taking care of the patient (Mahmutovic et al., 2015). The rate of contact between people increases causing the spread of the disease. The rate of contact has also increased with sexual relationships. Due to the rampant contact of body fluids by people, the viruses have found an excellent platform to pass from one area to another.

If I were in the position of distributing one million dollars, I would select to fund Hemorrhagic disease. This is because hemorrhage is caused by a hazardous virus, the Marburg virus. The virus is one of the riskiest due to its effect on human life. For instance, this virus was detected in Angola. The impact of the disease caused was fierce. The people infected had limited chances of living. For instance, 99% of the people who were infected by this virus died in the country. This illustrates how serious and dangerous the disease is to the country and the globe as a whole. Also, this virus was hard to prevent even by medical practitioners (Grard et al., 2017). About 60% of the hospitals dedicated to the treatment of Hemorrhagic disease were also infected despite having put in place protective measures. I would, therefore, fund research on the disease to find a better solution in the future.

I would, therefore, want the medical practitioners and the scientists to use the money specifically to offer a relevant solution. First, I would want them to dedicate sufficient money to create awareness among people around the world regarding the virus. This would go a long way in ensuring that people stay cautious and safe from getting infected. I would also want the scientists to research the possible means of preventing the transfer of the virus from one being to the other. This would help contain the spread of the disease (Rasmussen et al., 2014). I would also want the scientists to purchase the equipment that is capable of identifying the virus efficiently. The clip indicates that it’s after the installation of the electron microscope that viruses can then be observed effectively. Therefore, more in-depth research could be conducted to determine the best technology to use in tracking down the deadly virus.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Recommendations for managing and preventing cases of malaria in areas with Ebola. Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Atlanta, GA, USA: CDC, 2015. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2MDzY823v0

Grard, G., Fair, J. N., Lee, D., Slikas, E., Steffen, I., Muyembe, J. J., … & Makuwa, M. (2017). Correction: Correction: A Novel Rhabdovirus Associated with Acute Hemorrhagic Fever in Central Africa. PLoS pathogens13(9), e1006583.

Mahmutovic, S., Clark, L., Levis, S. C., Briggiler, A. M., Enria, D. A., Harrison, S. C., & Abraham, J. (2015). Molecular basis for antibody-mediated neutralization of New World hemorrhagic fever mammarenaviruses. Cell host & microbe18(6), 705-713.

Rasmussen, A. L., Okumura, A., Ferris, M. T., Green, R., Feldmann, F., Kelly, S. M., … & Thomas, M. J. (2014). Host genetic diversity enables Ebola hemorrhagic fever pathogenesis and resistance. Science346(6212), 987-991.

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