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  • The Epidemic Of Ebola Virus

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    why, it is important to understand what exactly the Ebola virus is. In the most basic sense, Ebola has RNA as its genetic material and belongs to the virus family Filoviridae, the same family as the Marburg virus. According to Peters and Peters (1999), Marburg virus was first discovered in 1967. It was the first virus of the Filoviridae family uncovered; Ebola was the second, being discovered in 1976. Ebola was initially encountered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where several outbreaks

  • Essay on The Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Description

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    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Marburg Virus, or the Marburg hemorrhagic fever (MHF), is a very deadly virus. It has a fatality rate anywhere from 24% all the way up to 88% if an outbreak occurs. The Marburg virus takes its name from Marburg, Germany; which is the place where it was initially detected in the year of our Lord 1967. There were other outbreaks of this virus in Frankfurt, Germany and also in Belgrade, Serbia. The main carrier of this virus is believed to be

  • The Ebola Virus Essay

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    They, like humans, are believed to be infected directly from the natural reservoir or through a chain of transmission from the natural reservoir.” (3) Etiological agent: Filoviridae “Together with Marburg virus, Ebola makes up the family Filoviridae, of the order Mononegavirales ( the non-segmented, negative-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses” (5) Four identified subtypes of Ebola: (4) · Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Ivory Coast (cause disease in

  • The Filoviridae Family Corresponds To The Order Of Mononegavirales.

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    The filoviridae family corresponds to the order of Mononegavirales. This growing family of pathogens are filamentous, enveloped viruses with a genome that is negative-stranded RNA (1 & 2). This family is known to be one of the most pathogenic viruses affecting humans and is mostly found in bats (their main reservoirs) (3 & 4). It is believed that these viruses are transmitted from person to person through body fluids or through objects that have been previously contaminated with body fluids (5).

  • The Social Inequalities And The Biosocial Ecology

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    Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are found around the world that is one group of illness caused by virus of five distinct families: Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, and Paramyxoviridae (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). These include the Ebola and Marburg, Lassa fever, and yellow fever virus (U.S National Library of Medicine, 2016). Garrett point out that less than a decade ago, one of the biggest problem in the world was the lack of resources available to combat

  • Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever Research Paper

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    In 2014, the United States was in an out-of-control panic due to Ebola haemorrhagic fever. Fear swept the nation with the news of the deaths of victims of the disease, though there were only four cases that were diagnosed exclusively in the United States. So what made this disease such a cause for concern, and should it be a concern today? Certainly there are plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding the prospect of cultivating Ebolavirus into a biological weapon, and many people are scared that

  • Epidemiology And Ebola

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    outbreaks starting in Central Africa. Ebola applies to the epidemiologic triad/triangle, made up of the agent, the host, and the environment. The only agent of Ebola is biological and dubbed "ebolavirus," a filamentous virus and member of the Filoviridae family. These ebolavirus agents, once the body is exposed, live within lipid membranes. In

  • Describe The Agent: The Ebola Virus

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    spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Ebola was introduced into the human population through the secretions, blood, organs or other bodily fluids of many different infected animals. Ebola is a virus in the family Filoviridae and the genus Ebolavirus. Five virus species have been identified, four of which are known to cause disease in humans: Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus); Sudan virus (Sudan ebolavirus); Taï Forest virus (Taï Forest ebolavirus, formerly Côte d’Ivoire

  • Write An Essay On Ebola Virus

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    Name: TaLissa Battieste_ Causative Agent: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Disease: Ebola Virus Classification of the causative agent: The Ebola virus is a member if the family filoviridae and the order mononegavirales and is the causative agent of the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. These are enveloped viruses that have mini-genomes consisting of a single RNA molecule of negative or anti-MRNA sense. There are five different Ebola virus genomes (BDBV, EBOV, RESTV, SUDV and TAFV) that differ in sequence and the

  • How Does Ebola Affect The Human Body

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    Ebola The theme of all the articles I have read has all resulted in devastating effects of the rare and deadly Ebola virus that has affected the human body. Ebola disease is transmitted by contact with body fluids, blood, and tissues of animals or even people who have been infected with the disease. Also, Ebola can be spread through bedding, needles, clothing or medical equipment. Researchers believe that the virus originates from infected fruit bats. But, they believe that the Ebola virus moves