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Ebola Virus Is An Infectious Organism

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Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind! Ebola was originally named Ebola hemorrhagic fever due to its hemorrhagic nature. It is a rare but deadly disease caused by infection from an Ebola virus vector. Ebola can be contracted by humans and nonhumans such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. The Ebola virus has been detected in blood and many body fluids, including: saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, semen, and vaginal fluids (Willett 16). Ebola can linger in your body for several days after recovery in organs such as the testes, eyes and spinal column fluid because it is not easily reached by the immune system. Ebola can also live on the surface of an object for several hours; it can live in…show more content…
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Ebola creates inflammation and fever through many different tissues by prompting immune cells, such as macrophages to release inflammatory molecules or by direct damage (Berlatsky 28). Ebola attacks the dendritic cells (white blood cells), and damaged cells lead to diarrhea and dehydration. The adrenal glands become damaged as well, causing circulatory failure leading to loss of oxygen to organs. Ebola causes the blood to clot causing patients’ blood to thicken slowly, which decreases the blood flow throughout the body. The patient will soon develop red spots on the skin caused by the blood clotting causing blood flow to decrease to vital body organs such as the liver, brain, kidneys, lungs, intestines, testicles and extremities (Preston 134). During the final stages of Ebola bleeding out of the eyes, ears, nose will appear suddenly and uncontrollably. The infected body will go through a catastrophic drop in blood pressure resulting from the damage done to the blood vessels and massive blood
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