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  • The Epidemic Of Ebola Virus Ebola

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    The virus Ebola, or formally known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is something most, if not all, Americans have heard of in these past few months since it has taken American media by storm. Ebola is a severe, often fatal illness, with an astonishingly high case fatality rate. It is considered one of the world’s most virulent diseases and is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people ("Ebola Virus Disease"). This, however, is not the only aspect

  • The Epidemic Of Ebola Virus Ebola

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    The virus Ebola, or formally known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is something most, if not all, Americans have heard of in these past few months since it has taken American media by storm. Ebola is a severe, often fatal illness, with an astonishingly high case fatality rate. It is considered one of the world’s most virulent diseases and is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people ("Ebola Virus Disease"). This, however, is not the only aspect

  • Outbreak of Ebola

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    Ebola was first recognized in 1976 as the cause of outbreaks of disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then known as Zaire) and in Sudan. About three hundred people in each of the two nations were infected with the virus, resulting in a mortality rate of 88% in Zaire, and 53% in Sudan (Bulletin of the WHO 1978). The disease as it was discovered spread through direct contact of unmans to humans, and then thought, from non-human primates to humans. The epidemic was a result of unsafe and

  • Ebola Essay

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    Ebola Impact on Human Health & Hygiene Essay Historically Ebola has had a serious impact on human health and hygiene and still does due to the fact of no vaccine or treatment being discovered, but thanks to improvements in scientific and medical knowledge the virus itself is now controllable. Ebola is the virus Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, and the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus is named after the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic

  • The Ebola Virus

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    The Ebola Virus A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that

  • Ebola Essay

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    World Literature The Ebola Virus is a serious illness which is fatal if untreated. Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nazra, Sudan and the other in Yambuka, Democratic Republic of Congo. The current outbreak in West Africa is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered. There have been more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all other combined. The most severely affected countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Ebola

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    Would you take drastic measure to stay informed or would you sit around and do nothing? Today you will hear an explanation of what causes Ebola, what it does, and how you can prevent it. What causes Ebola? How was it discovered? Ebola is caused by wild animal bites. Not from the U.S. of course but like monkey bites or even Fruit bats. It is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. It is highly contagious and fatal if not treated. It was first discovered in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks in Nzara

  • The Outbreak Of The Ebola Virus

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    populations of both humans and various animals. At the current moment, the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus that has ever happened is occurring in West Africa. This disease is so frightening because it can quickly result in a terrible, agonizing death of any unfortunate soul that has become infected. This specific virus can quite literally cause the liquefaction of the organs within the human body. As Ebola takes hold of many villages and towns in West Africa, surrounding countries are scrambling to

  • Treatment for Ebola Essay

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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

  • Ebola speech Essay

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    Ebola speech http://www.studymode.com/essays/Ebola-Informative-Speech-61391491.html http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/ Plan: introduction What is Ebola (some facts) How was is created Effects of Ebola aka symptoms Transmission Treatment How can Ebola affect us Imagine being isolated from your own family and feeling unsure as to whether or not you will ever see them again. They do not want to come anywhere near you, for you are a threat to their health. The only visitors who

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