Aids ( Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ) Essay

1538 Words Nov 1st, 2016 7 Pages
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is one of the top 10 leading causes of death (WTO, 2014). While AIDS refers to the last stage of infection, the term is generally used to refer the entire stage of the illness caused by HIV. Ebola, famous for its 2013-2016 West African outbreak, is another deadly infectious diseases that brought a huge threat to the survival and prosperity of the human society. Because of their strong power and infectiousness, a large number of population die each year and this brings unwanted negative influence to the society. While the two diseases share some commonalities in various aspects, they also have individual differences and thus influence the way we tackle them. This assignment aims to provide a comparative analysis of the two diseases in hope to shed some light on the possible best solutions for the whole humanity to solve the issue.

As indicated by Davtyan et al. (2014), AIDS and Ebola share some similarities. Both the two diseases are caused by viruses. AIDS is caused by the HIV and Ebola is caused by the ebolavirus (Horowitz, 1999). These two viruses can attack human beings and induce high mortality. Tracing back to the origin of the two diseases, it is found that both of the two diseases emerged in Africa and are both carried by host animals and then transmitted to humans (Horowitz, 1999). Also, the transition may have occurred when hunters each bush meat for both of them.…

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