Ebola: 85% Mortality Rate & Mean of 100000 Contractors

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In summary, Ebola is a viral disease with a high mortality rate that is transmitted through contact with infected bodily fluids. A mean of 100,000 contractors refers to the average number of individuals who may come into contact with the virus through their work. Ebola is primarily transmitted through contact with bodily fluids and there is currently no specific cure, but supportive care and research for potential treatments and vaccines are ongoing.
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the deadly Ebola virus kills 85% of those who contract it. Of the next 100000 people who contract it, what is the mean number who will die?
 
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And your thoughts on the matter are___________?
 
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I'm thinking it's:

85% of 100 000 which is 85 000 but I'm not really sure of that
 
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Why not?
 
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The mean is the "expected value". You are told that 85% die. Of 1000000 people, how many would you expect to die?
 
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if it's 85% of 100 000 then 85 000 will die
 

Related to Ebola: 85% Mortality Rate & Mean of 100000 Contractors

What is Ebola?

Ebola is a viral disease that is transmitted through contact with infected bodily fluids. It is known for causing severe and often fatal illness in humans and nonhuman primates.

What is the mortality rate of Ebola?

The mortality rate of Ebola can vary, but the current strain has been estimated to have a mortality rate of around 85%. This means that out of every 100 people infected with Ebola, 85 will die from the disease.

What does a mean of 100,000 contractors mean in relation to Ebola?

A mean of 100,000 contractors refers to the average number of individuals who may potentially come into contact with the Ebola virus through their work as contractors. This could include healthcare workers, aid workers, or other individuals involved in the response to the Ebola outbreak.

How is Ebola transmitted?

Ebola is primarily transmitted through contact with infected bodily fluids, such as blood, vomit, or feces. It can also be transmitted through contact with contaminated objects, such as needles or medical equipment.

Is there a cure for Ebola?

There is currently no specific treatment or cure for Ebola, but supportive care such as managing symptoms and providing fluids and electrolytes can help improve survival rates. Researchers are also working on developing potential treatments and vaccines for Ebola.

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