the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) has a case fatality rate of up to 90% depending on the species of the Ebola Virus (EBOV). EBOV is an enveloped single-stranded negative-sense RNA virus belonging to the family Filoviridae . The first outbreaks of EHF occurred in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan, they were caused by two species of Ebola virus named Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV) and Sudan ebolavirus (SEBOV). Between the years 1980-1993 there were no known outbreaks of EBOV, until
Ebola Virus – A Bloody Killer The first doctor I saw told that it was malaria. Only in the special unit at the hospital I was diagnosed Ebola. I was isolated with other infected. None of us could sleep – we thought we would not make it to the morning. More and more people were dying and their bodies were wrapped and taken away and everything was happening in front of us. But then I started feeling better, step by step, and all symptoms gradually stopped. This was a powerful feeling when other doctors
it can’t be cured. Ebola: (EBOV) the virus that has captured the attention of viewers worldwide with its recent outbreak. The World Health Organization has confirmed that 5,288 people have recently lost their lives to the contagious virus, and due to the rising death tolls, have marked this outbreak to be the deadliest. The sudden reappearance of EBOV has not only encouraged the continued effort towards containment, but has also sparked another concern: Could this plaguing virus be morphed into a
at. This is because unlike bacteria viruses can’t be cured once caught they either have to be prevented with vaccines, run their course, or slowed down with antiviral medications. The virus that most interests me is Ebola, this all started because of the book I read in my AP biology class called the Hot Zone. The virus was first described by David Finkes i...
Biological Warfare Program and the beginning of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Ebola virus. Biological warfare is defined as “the use of harmful living things (such as germs that cause disease) as weapons in a war” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). In this report I will discuss the South Africa’s Chemical and Biological Warfare Program and bits of the AIDS theories and the Ebola virus. South Africa’s Chemical and Biological Warfare program has been ongoing since World War I. Even after
similar regarding the high fevers and hemorrhages they cause. Because of past outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fever, scientists have reason to believe that terrorists have easier access to the deadly viruses and therefore are more likely to use the virus to kill and scare the general public. When the economy suffers, not only are people?s financial lives affected but also their health. Viral hemorrhagic fever, abbreviated as VHF, is a deadly disease that can occur in animals, primarily in rodents
even stop viruses. In February of 2014, a Viral Ebola outbreak spread throughout countries and over 28,000 were reported to have Ebola. Lots of people were dying everyday because there was no cure and there wasn 't much that could be done to prevent it. Due to the technology, research, and labs, it has allowed scientist to find a microorganism called VSV-EBOV that tricks the body of a vaccinated person and triggers an immune defense against the ebola virus protecting the person if they come in any contact