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    ebola

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    frightening word people cringe 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...

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    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 with Marburg

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    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)

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    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 Ebola

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    The Ebola Virus

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    "You have to admire its simplicity. It's one billionth our size and it's beating us." - - Spoken by Colonel Sam Daniels, a character in the fictional movie about Ebola, Outbreak. The Ebola virus is the most feared virus of our time. What exactly is Ebola? Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever actually named after the River Ebola in Zaire, Africa, where it was first discovered. It belongs to a genus of ribonucleic viruses called filoviruses, under the family Filofiridae, which are characterized

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    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 returning

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    The Ebola Virus

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    directly affects them. This paper will prove that the Ebola virus is a serious problem facing the world’s population. In the United States today, we are not at risk for being infected; however, it is better to be prepared for the worst than to be caught off guard. AIDS was the first of these African viruses to escape the wilds of the Third World and harm others in the world. AIDS was ignored for too long before it began its' global rampage. Ebola, which was first encountered by humans in 1976, has

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    Ebola in The Hotzone

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    the mountain, lies a certain large cavity, Kitum Cave. It is this cave that our Frenchman one day decided to visit, bringing a paid “friend” along with him. It is speculated that it was during this trip that our Frenchman first contracted the virus Ebola. A few days later he is not feeling well. He is suffering from headaches, fever, and pain behind his eyes. His appearance has become similar to one who has not slept in days. Eventually his coworkers began to worry about him, and upon finding him in

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    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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    The Ebola Virus

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    Moussavou, G., Délicat, A., et al. 2005. The naturalhistory of Ebola virus in Africa. Microbes and Infection 7:1005-1014. 11) Reed, D.S., Mohamadzadeh, M. 2007. Status and challenges of filovirus vaccines. Vaccine 25: 1923-1934. 12) Society for General Microbiology. 2008. Vaccine For Ebola Virus Successful In Primates. [WWW Document]. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080330200630.htm 13) Sullivan, N., Yang, Z., Nabel, G.J. 2003. Ebola Virus Pathogenesis: Implications for Vaccines and Therapies

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