Ebola: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment by Herbal Remedies

  • Sourabh D Jain Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute
  • Deepak K Birla Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute
  • Deepti Mishra Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute
Keywords: Ebola, Herbal Remedies, Treatment


Ebola virus is the single member of the species Zaire ebola virus, which is the type species for the genus Ebola virus, family Filoviridae, order Mononegavirales. The natural reservoir of Ebola virus is believed to be bats, particularly fruit bats, and it is primarily transmitted between humans and from animals to humans through body fluids. The Ebola virus has a high mortality rate, with a current case fatality rate estimated to be around 50%. Mortality rates for previous outbreaks have varied from 25% to 90%, and those outbreaks have been relatively short-lived (WHO, 2014) seen near the tropical rainforests of remote villages in Central and West Africa. It is spread by close contact with patients or exposure to infected biologic fluids. The virus has been found in the blood, saliva, feces, breast milk, tears, and genital secretions of infected patients. Ebola virus causes significant immune suppression and a systemic in­flammatory response, leading to multi organ failure and shock.

Author Biographies

Sourabh D Jain, Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute, Indore, MP, India

Deepak K Birla, Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute

Department of Pharmacognosy,
Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute,
Indore, MP, India

Deepti Mishra, Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Shri Bherulal Pharmacy Institute, Indore, MP, India


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How to Cite
Jain, S.D., Birla, D.K. and Mishra, D. 2018. Ebola: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment by Herbal Remedies. PharmaTutor. 6, 9 (Sep. 2018), 20-23. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29161/PT.v6.i9.2018.20.