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  • A Essay About A Hole

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    A Hole in my Heart In this image I see my family gather together near my sister’s casket. If we look even closer, we will notice that everyone is not crying, but is putting a smiling face. It feels as if everything was already even though it hurt inside. It almost seems that we can hear my sister saying, “Everything will be okay, I am still near you.” I chose this photo because one, it depicts year I will be writing about and it’s when my sister passed away. This photo is very important to me because

  • Ebola Virus Disease ( Evd )

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    Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%. Ebola first appeared on July 27, 1976, the very first person to contract the Ebola virus began to show symptoms. Ten days later he was dead. The latter was in a village situated near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name., with a total of 602 reported cases and 431 deaths. The first victim to contract Ebola was a cotton factory worker from Nzara, Sudan. Soon

  • Ebola Virus Disease : History, Transmission & Pathogenesis

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    Ebola Virus Disease: History, Transmission & Pathogenesis The Ebola virus disease (EVD) was initially discovered in 1976; which originated from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). EVD is a severe, often fatal disease affecting humans, and nonhuman primates. Outbreaks occur in Africa affecting mostly the central and western portions of the continent. Formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, but the recent outbreak illustrates viruses’ ability to manifest itself without

  • The Current Outbreak Of Ebolavirus

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    On the 8th of August 2014 the World Health Organisation declared the current outbreak of Ebolavirus to be an international health emergency. This epidemic is the largest ever seen of the disease, and is located in West Africa - particularly in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. At present it has led to over 5,000 deaths, with more than 14,000 people having been infected. Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been portrayed by some as a major threat to health outside of West Africa, though this is disputed

  • Essay about The Hot Zone

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    was found the chemical had in fact killed the virus. The four people that had been exposed to the virus surprisingly all lived. Later it was realized that the virus must have mutated so it would not cause harm humans. This new virus was called Ebola Reston. But if the virus was to mutate again, the

  • Ebola: More Research is Needed To Find a Cure Essay

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    virus causes the infection of this disease. There are four subtypes of the Ebola virus that have occurred in humans: Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Ivory Coast, and Ebola Bundibogyo. There was also a case of Ebola that occurred in a non-human in Reston, Virginia. The Zaire virus was the first Ebola virus discovered and it is also considered the most deadly form of the virus. Since its discovery until the year 2014, there were only 1850 cases of the virus and only 1200 people died from

  • The Hot Zone By Richard Preston

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    Introduction With horrifying details and graphic evidence that could scare even the toughest of people, Richard Preston tells the story of any American’s worst nightmare in his nonfiction novel; The Hot Zone. The words on the cover, “A Terrifying True Story”, make it more than clear to the reader that what they are about to read are some true facts that most would be hesitant to believe. Preston uses various shocking tales and interweaves factual information and scientific jargon to present his

  • Ebola In The Hot Zone

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    Introduction In the medical thriller, The Hot Zone, Preston states that flawed decisions in outbreak situations are a threat to human survival. Ebola is known by many to be lethal and in recent years, has caused an interest within the public. Many in the United States have shown fear towards the threat of Ebola in the country, which has caused many to also research the effects of Ebola on the human body. Moreover, Ebola poses a threat to the safety of medical professionals; doctors must be able to

  • Literary Analysis Of The Hot Zone By Ebola

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    The Hot Zone is all about the events that surrounded the outbreak of Ebola that occurred in the 1980s. The story begins when some personnel affiliated with a laboratory facility that conducts tests on monkeys mishandle the virus, in the process causing risk to the general population. In the process of containing the disease, Preston indulges in past similar knowledges in the wake of significant health risk. He (Preston) has adopted the tone of viral panic, vulnerability and regret to express the

  • Argumentative Essay On The Hot Zone

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    Richard Preston, the author of The Hot Zone, wanted us to believe two things. The first is that the viruses explained throughout the novel, such as Marburg and Ebola, are nature’s defense against the “infectious parasite” that the human race is on this planet. He emphasizes that the horrible viruses are the earth’s way of punishing the human race for taking over and for preventing their future expansion. The second thing he wanted us to believe is the idea that the Ebola virus could spread very rapidly