Ebola

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  • ebola

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    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 in 1976, the name was derived from the Ebola River and is where the first recorded outbreak of the virus occurred. The first outbreak was in Zaire and then a year later in Sudan. Each outbreak took the lives of about three hundred people each. Most of the Ebola outbreaks stay in Africa however are sometimes spread

  • The Ebola Virus

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    Disease name Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) Four identified subtypes of Ebola: (4) · Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Ivory Coast (cause disease in humans) · Ebola-Reston (cause disease in non-human primates only) Means of Transmission Person-to-person transmission Direct contact of blood, secretions, semen, vomit, diarrhea (1) or organs of infected person Sexually transmitted - “Transmission through semen may occur up to 7 weeks after clinical recovery, as

  • Ebola Virus

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    Introduction Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola HF is a dreadful and fatal disease in both humans and nonhuman primates, and is caused by an infection of the Ebola virus. Along with the Marburg virus it is a member of the family Filoviridae. The Filoviridae family is negative-sense, or negative-strand, RNA viruses. Along with three other families of negative ssRNA viruses, Filoviridae is set apart as being a family of viruses containing genomes that are nonsegmented (genomes do not contain segments)

  • The Ebola Virus

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    The Ebola Virus Ebola is a virus and part of the negative-stranded RNA family known as filovirus. It was discovered in 1976 in Africa and was named after a river in Zaire. When the virus is looked at under an electron microscope the filoviridae appear as being long, thin and occasionally they have 'branches' sprouting from one place or another. Ebola can also take the form of a 'U' or a 'b'. There are four known strains of the virus; they are Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston and

  • The Ebola Virus

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    The Ebola Virus is an extremely deadly virus found in Africa. There have been multiple outbreaks across Africa and one in the United States. The Ebola virus basically causes uncontrollable bleeding externally and internally. Then your organs become liquefied. This usually results in death(www.encyclopedia.com). The following report contains info on the characteristics and history of the Ebola Virus. After being infected with the Ebola virus it takes 2-21 days to take effect. It depends if you

  • The Ebola Virus

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    I chose to do my report of the Ebola Virus. Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also know as Ebola HF, is not a common disease. However, this disease is severe and often fatal in humans and also primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Up until 2014, there were only four reported sporadic outbreaks in humans since Ebola was initially recognized in 1976. The first recorded outbreak of the Zaire string of the Ebola virus was in Zaire in the year 1976. Doctors didn’t know how to treat it, that

  • Treatment for Ebola

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    There is no cure for the Ebola virus, nor is there a vaccine for protection against it. Since vaccines must be specific to certain strains, it’s not likely that a universal for all four vaccines will be produced. There are many factors could lead to an Ebola Epidemic. . Here is a list of conditions that could contribute to such a disastrous event. - the presence of animal or insect vectors near a human population; - exposure of the virus to an individual in a remote setting, and the individual

  • The Ebola Virus

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    Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also know as Ebola HF, is not a common disease. However, this disease is severe and often fatal in humans and also primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Up until 2014, there were only four reported sporadic outbreaks in humans since Ebola was initially recognized in 1976. “The first two, in Zaire and in western Sudan, were large outbreaks that resulted in more than 550 cases and 340 deaths. The third outbreak, in Sudan, was smaller, with 34 cases and

  • Federalism In Ebola

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    evident in the American system in addressing the West-African epidemic, and borderline pandemic, ebola. Through collaborative and individual efforts, the federal, state and local governmental bodies of the United States have exemplified the concept of American federalism and have proven the Constitution’s timelessness. Evaluated in alliance by various entities of the United States federal government, ebola has acted in pivotal fashion to illustrate federalism in its truest definition, that of the above-stated

  • Ebola Research

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    incurable disease that can be used as a potential bioterrorism weapon, 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 [4]. 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

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