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University of Toronto Scarborough
Peter Skrivanic

CVJD and EBOLA  Emerging infectious diseases o Great societal response to disease  Grouped together because they have all solicited great societal response  Rhetoric of immediacy o Issue of invisibility  Ebola o Filovirus transmitted by direct contact o Also by handling sick or dead infected wild animals o Incubation: 2-12 days o Commonly nosocomial infection o Predominant treatment is general supportive therapy o Onset is abrupt.characterized by haemmorhagic fever o Mortality 50-90% o Zoonotic:chimps,gorillas, monkeys, antelopes die of it  Natural reservoir thought to be a bird o Localized to certain parts of Africa...tropical forests o Apart from Africa? Western hemisphere of asia inm monkeys..only monkeys suffer there though  November 2008 case in philipinnes: ebola reston occurs outside Africa: 6 cases (asymptomatic); o deaths....kills other animals but not human beings  In congo o Scientists tried to chane burying habits, eating bush meat o Locals believe occult forces responsible  4 teachers accused of witchcraft stoned and beaten to death  Factors in distribution of ebola o Regional trade networks  Spread of ebola has followed the spread of roads o Other evolving social systems o Think of ebola as disease of poverty  Encroached on land close to tropical forests  Eating bush meat due to lack of money  1976 epidemic in sudan o First emergence of ebola  Probably there before but not recognized o Not random, facilitated by substandard medical practices in a mission hospital  Re-using needles because of lack of resources o Killed those who received injection o Foreign workers in mission hospital affected  Emergence of ebola o Social context o Invisibility  The ‘hot zone book’  Next Disease: transmissible spongiform encephalopathies o Hallmark of TSE is mis-shapen brain proteins (prions), that become malformed and accumulate in brain  Creutzfeldt jako disease (CJD)  New variant acquired by contaminated beef  Bovine spongiform familial insomnia (BSE)  i.e. mad cow in cows  scrapie in sheep
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