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    Stalking A Killer Summary

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    Marburg is an infectious virus that hinders the lives of many people, often occurring in the most rural regions of Africa (35). The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and “Stalking a Killer” by David Quammen both explain Marburg’s severity, among the other filoviruses, and the proper precautions that occurs when handling this agent. “Stalking a Killer” is an article that touches on Marburg and the different types of Ebola; it tells short accounts of infected victims. The Hot Zone is a study about the frightening filoviruses that many struggle with. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston gives a riveting understanding of the virus by describing the hosts’ symptoms and reactions. The Hot Zone and “Stalking a Killer” address the agents as ‘infectious diseases’…

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    Hot Zone Book Report

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    The Hot Zone part 1 is about the Ebola Virus, a deadly virus that is highly contagious and kills 90% of people that contract it. There is no cure, and no vaccine for this deadly infectious virus. The only known source of the virus is Kitum Cave, on Mount Elgon in Africa, deep in the tall rain forest. The first known case is of Charles Monnet, a researcher living in Africa, he spreads it by getting on a plane and going to a hospital. There he infects a doctor named Dr. Musoke, who then gets a…

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    Ebola In The Hot Zone

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    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 epidemic. Undoubtedly this novel gives us true facts that would help us in the future if we were ever to come across this…

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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 Outbreak

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    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…

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    Ebola Virus

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    The Ebola virus is gaining worldwide fame due to its sensational outbreak originating from Sierra Leone. The outbreaks of the virus have been recognized and effectively dealt with in the past, but the present outbreak is becoming a overwhelming challenge. Approximately there have been 15,000 suspected cases of the disease and 6,000 confirmed deaths so far. The horrifying visual hemorrhagic symptoms caused by the Ebola virus include internal and external bleeding as well as the fear inducing…

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    LCMV Case Study

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    Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) belongs to the Old World arenavirus family of enveloped viruses (Buchmeier et al., 2007). LCMV in particular has served as model organism from many significant studies in the field of immunology such as the Nobel Prize winning study of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) by Zinkernagel and Doherty (1975). LCMV’s natural reservoirs are the common household rodents (Traub, 1936). Household mice have shown to attain persistent asymptomatic LCMV…

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    Viral Agents Cause Disease

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    In recent years the field of virology has seen substantial growth as virus have now become a more widely researched subject. It was not too long ago relatively speaking that viruses were more or less an unknown entity, as many facts about viruses were unknown to the days researchers. Now however much more is known about what viruses are and how they work; more importantly it is known that viral agents are one of the leading causes of disease. Once it was established that they did in fact…

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    T2 Bacteriophage

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    As explained by the New World Encyclopedia, the lytic cycle is the life cycle of a virus in which “the virus that has entered a cell takes over the cell 's replication mechanism, makes viral DNA and viral proteins, and then lyses (breaks open) the cell, allowing the newly produced viruses to leave the now disintegrated host cell to infect other cells (Lytic cycle, 2008).” The chart below gives a visual representation of the cycle to provide more detail (AP chapter 18, n.d.). The lytic cycle is…

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    Essay On Encephalitis

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    help with the symptoms of encephalitis (headache, seizures, inflammation). Just like the range of the infection of viral encephalitis the prognoses range also depending on the severity of the case. Some patients are able to be treated and resume normal life with little to no side effects in months, others have years, and some even have a life time of struggles. It’s often known to be hard to diagnose with little to no knowledge of where the virus started and thus can be mistreated or over…

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