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    Ebola Outbreak

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    Ebola: a word that for many triggers a somewhat distant memory back to 2014 when the whole world was up in arms about it spreading and becoming a pandemic. This incident of outbreak in West Africa shows how far we have come as a world, technologically and medically, but also how far we still have to go. The severity of the outbreak was completely avoidable, however due to the disregard of certain factors not usually associated with disease, such as cultural practices, it became an epidemic. In order to approach future infectious disease outbreaks, research shows that a holistic approach that incorporates local socioeconomic and cultural factors may be needed. To begin to fully understand what should be done going forward, it’s important to…

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    Ebola Disease

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    INTRODUCTION The Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first identified in 1976 during two simultaneous outbreaks, one in Sudan and the other in Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then there have been 24 outbreaks involving 28,635 reported cases and 11,314 deaths according to the World Health Organization (REFERENCE). EVD is an example of an “emerging/ re-emerging” pathogen, due to its divergent genomes and sporadic outbreaks causing severe hemorrhaging fever in humans and non-human primates. The…

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    Ebola Bias

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    One of the most popular stories on Ebola was titled “Texas Town Quarantined After Family of Five Test Positive for The Ebola Virus,” (PBS) which featured short videos throughout the article as a way to give an authentic vibe to the story and lead to it being shared over 330,000 times on Facebook. Articles like these increased the public's fears of the virus and spread into workplaces and schools so rapidly that whenever someone sneezed or coughed, shouts of “Ebola!” would be heard throughout the…

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    Ebola Research Paper

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    A review of Lydersen, Karl. The Ebola Explosion Discover January/February 2015 p.7-10 “The Ebola Explosion” is an article explaining what the ebola virus is and why it is so dangerous. The ebola virus is a virus that started in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then died off and came back just recently even worse than before. It was mainly a problem in countries in Africa but in the past year several people were diagnosed with it in the US and other countries. It affects mostly…

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    Persuasive Essay On Ebola

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    devising to transport foreign Ebola patients to the United States for treatment. This “Ebola plan” has raised more concerns and questions than answers. • How intensive will the doctors and nurses clean themselves after being in contact with Ebola patients? • How sure of no holes in the doctors’ and nurses’ suits? • How will contaminated clothing, bedding, and equipment be handled and disposed? A simple medical mistake could cause an Ebola outbreak within the borders of the United States - a dire…

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    The Ebola Virus

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    B. Introduction/Background/History: Ebola is a virus that is very deadly. Four out of five strains can make people sick. While inside of the body it is possible to do the following things: kills cells, full bleeding internally, wrecks the immune system, and harms every organ in the body. It is very infrequent to catch Ebola. The only way that people can get infected with the disease is from direct contact with fluids from those who are already infested with Ebola. C. Content: Ebola was first…

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    A disease outbreak is the occurrence of cases of a disease in excess of what would normally be expected in a defined community or geographical area. The Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 during the outbreaks in Sudan. Since then there have been an additional ten outbreaks of the virus worldwide. As of 2014, The West African Ebola outbreak was the largest and deadliest recorded in history, killing over 11,000 people. The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is responsible for the global…

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    Ebola In The Hot Zone

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    The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is a non-fiction novel about the origin of Ebola and its effects on people and the outbreak of Ebola in a monkey house. Preston also goes into details about the symptoms of Ebola and the different strains of Ebola,which are Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston, and Ebola Sudan. Preston really informs about the dangers of Ebola and what it can do to the human body and what must be done to prevent the virus from spreading around the world and causing an…

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    research in the efforts to develop an Ebola immunization (Rojek & Horby, 2017). However,…

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    Ebola Research Paper

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    Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever which is a deadly disease caused by one of five known distinguishable subtypes of Ebola. Ebola is a filoviridae which is the only known virus family that we lack knowledge on. Researchers fail to understand how nature maintains itself with viruses like these and researchers know even less about the resulting diseases, pathogens, and the detailed virology (the study of viruses) of Ebola. Of the five strains four are known to cause disease in humans: Ebola virus (Zaire…

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