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... a variety of ways, by first infiltrating a cell, and then it hijacks the cell to replicate itself while at the same time, disrupting the immune system for protection. However, once it is detected, the Human EBOV attacks the white blood cells, macrophages and monocytes to spread the virus throughout the host body. The virus also attacks the hepatocytes in order to keep the body signaling that antibodies are needed at that location. This allows for the Human EBOV to continually infect new cells to further infect the host body. The therapies that exist today are therapies for other diseases or pathogens that target specific non-mutable sites of the host. Currently there are not any therapies that target the Human EBOV specifically, since we are still learning new information about the mechanisms present in the infection, translation, and replication of the Human EBOV.
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