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    Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

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    Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976. The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. Three of the four

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    The Deadly Ebola Virus

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    expelled along with huge amounts of blood" (Preston 17). Ebola hemorrhagic fever is probably the most publicized virus since AIDS. And for a good reason too. People "crashing out," vomiting their organs, bleeding all over the place, it certainly catches one's attention. Richard Preston's The Hot Zone, Robin Cook's Outbreak and miscellaneous exposés on television have alerted the public to what was once considered a minor problem. Ebola is extremely dangerous and much study is being devoted to it

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    The Deadly Ebola Virus

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    The Ebola Virus is the common name for several strains of virus, three of which are known to cause hemorrhagic fever in humans, which is characterized by massive bleeding and destruction of internal tissues. Named for the Ebola River in Zaire, Africa, where the virus was first identified, the Ebola virus belongs to the family Filoviridae. Three strains of Ebola virus that are often fatal to humans have been identified. Named for the areas in which the first recognized outbreaks took place

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    The Ebola Virus

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    Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever- also known as: Green monkey fever It’s going to be the next AIDS virus. There have been a few epidemics or outbreaks of this virus since it has been discovered. The first appearance of this deadly killer occurred in 1972 when a case surfaced in Tandala, Zaire, although it was not fatal. First actual outbreak of the virus took place in 1976 on Yambukou, Zaire. This original strain is known as Ebola Zaire. A total of 328 people were infected and 280 of those people became

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    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 22 deaths”

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    from Simian Hemorrhagic Fever, a disease lethal to monkeys but harmless to humans. Dr. Dalgard decided to enlist the aid of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to help diagnose the case. On November 28th, Dr. Peter Jahlring of the Institute was in his lab testing a virus culture from the monkeys. Much to his horror, the blood tested positive for the deadly Ebola Zaire virus. Ebola Zaire is the most lethal of all strains of Ebola. It is so lethal

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    The Ebola Virus

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    diseases become stronger and more complex, and it’s up to us to study them and find ways to combat them. Among the many diseases that affect people worldwide, one in particular has been receiving more and more attention from pathologists. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, a disease that affects primarily thirdworld countries. It is well contained within African regions, but there is still potential for it to spread. The U.S.A. hasn’t yet had any citizens affected by the disease, although it could happen

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    Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever that affects both humans and non-human primates. Marburg is the first member of the family Filoviridae (or "thread" viruses), which also includes the Ebola virus. Like Ebola, Marburg is an enveloped, single-stranded, unsegmented, negative-sense RNA virus. It has the same characteristic filamentous (thread-like) structure, can appear shaped like a U, a 6, or spiraled like a snail; and can sometimes be branched

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    The Ebola Virus

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    In the year 1976, Ebola climbed out of its unknown hiding place, and caused the death of 340 people. Fear gripped the victims' faces, and uncertainty tortured their minds. The people of Zaire waited outside clinics, churches and in their homes for a treatment of the horrible disease, but there was no cure. They were forced to watch people die, hoping that they would be saved from the violent death of the Ebola virus. From the year of 1976 to the present date of 1996, researchers have searched for

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    outbreak

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    process of metabolism and contain no ribosomes or other parts to make their own proteins. The types of cells a virus can infect are limited to its host range. Filoviruses (Figure 1) belong to a virus family called Filoviridae and can cause severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates. Filovirus virons appear in several shapes; these shapes are known as pleomorphism. They may either appear as long, often branched filaments, shorter filaments, or in a circle formation. The filaments can measure

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