I have been doing a project as part of my virus research and traveling to where each form of a certain virus originated. My first destination is the Tai Forest. I am curious on what diseases, specifically in the west, occur in Africa. I also want to know how to prepare for an unlikely event. To be more specific, let me break it down.
What I Know:
- The main virus/disease I am researching is the "Tai Forest ebolavirus". Which if the name didn't give it away, it is a type of Ebola.
I know that it is more common to effect monkeys. That does not mean that we are not asymptomatic, let alone immune to it, however.
Third, I know I will not be in actual contact with infected monkeys, but instead in contact with the virus under a microscope
Finally, I know how to prepare and be safe around this virus in particular
What I Want to Know:
- What other, possibly more common, diseases are in the western coast of Africa I should look out for?
- If there are, what should I do to prepare for the unlikely event?
- If it is uncurable, what could I do to minimise my chances of getting infected.
Links would be a very helpful source to me, so if you can provide them I would appreciate it greatly.