College of Veterinary at the University of Baghdad Holds a scientific symposium about Ebola disease and its relationship with the human and animal
Veterinary Association has organized in collaboration with the college of Veterinary at the University of Baghdad a scientific symposium on epidemic disease (Ebola EVD) to identify the causes of the disease and ways to its confrontation and non-proliferation.
The College of Veterinary has been selected to deliver this lecture because of the large role played by the college in the dissemination of health awareness as well as being the first support of organizations, veterinary associations by the participation of its faculty members to deliver lectures and its importance in the Scientific Advisory side. The symposium has started with the presence of the Dean of the College, Assistant Professor Dr. Ibrahim Abdul Hussein Sawyer and a large number of professors and postgraduate students and those who are concerned. The dean of the college has delivered a speech initiated by a welcome of the audience, noting the role of the College of Veterinary in spreading health awareness, especially in the identification of the importance of this disease and its relationship to the humans, animals, and the speed of its spread which is one of the most important reasons that prompted the College of Veterinary to conduct symposiums which serve to clarify the seriousness of the disease. Then, a speech of Dr. Ghalib Al-Ansari, head of the organization has delivered, where he has praised the role of the college of Veterinary and its support as well as the definition of the disease and how it is spread and the countries that export it.
The symposium included scientific sessions, the first session saw a lecture by Dr. teacher Amin al-Rawi, the jurisdiction of the science of viruses in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, which gave a detailed explanation about the virus EVD different types that cause disease in the human race, as well as other lecture given by Dr. Ghaleb al-Ansari, about the epidemiology of virus Ebola and dates spread in the world. As the second session included throwing two lectures, the first about the epidemiology of the disease and clinical symptoms and modes of transmission by Dr. Abdul Karim Jaafar, another lecture about the possible procedures for diagnosis and treatment and preventive control of virus Ebola disease by Dr. Ibtisam Qasim jurisdiction of Internal preventive Medicine.
The disease or the Ebola virus formerly is known as haemorrhagicEbola fever, one of the severe human diseases and often fatal, the virus is transmitted to the human from wild animals and spread among human populations through its transmission from one person to another and has a fatality incidence rate of almost 50% on average, but this rate has ranged between 25 and 90% in the outbreaks that began in the past. The first outbreaks of the disease has begun in remote villages in Central Africa near the tropical rainy forests, but that outbreaks which began in West Africa has hit major urban areas as well as other rural areas .According to WHO there has not been yet a licensed and tested treatment to identify the virus, but it is working on the preparation of a wide range of immune system and drugs and blood treatments, there is no licensed vaccines against Ebola recently; however, there are two vaccines that are likely to fight the disease which are currently subject to an evaluation.
Noting that the Ebola virus is a sharp and dangerous disease that kills an individual , if it is not treated, and Ebola virus disease was first appeared in 1976 in the framework of two outbreaks that began at the same time, one was in Nzara /Sudan and the other in Aambuco /the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a village that is close to the Ebola River, from which the disease gained its name. The current raging outbreak in West Africa (which has been reported firstly in March 2014) is the largest outbreak of Ebola and most complex since the discovery of Ebola virus for the first time in 1976, it causes in deaths more than all other outbreaks, as it spreads in such countries starting with Guinea and then crossed the land border to Sierra Leone, Liberia and moved flown to Nigeria (by only one passenger) and overland to Senegal (by another traveler Countries that are the hardest of outbreak: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia do not possess but very weak health systems and lack the human resources and necessary infrastructure, because they did not come out only recently from the cycle of conflicts and instability which lasted a long time