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    Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease that has been infecting thousands of people in the West Africa for years and recently America. Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo and southern Sudan. Researchers believe the disease is animal borne and that bats are mostly the original reservoir. There are 5 different types of Ebola; Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Tai forest virus, bundibugyo virus, and Reston virus. The Reston virus is the only strain of Ebola that only causes disease in non-human primates but not humans. Humans can contract the virus by coming in contact with bodily fluids like blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, and/or semen from infected person or infected animal. Recently America has been dealing with an Ebola outbreak with 6 different cases and 1 death. The…

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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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    Hot Zone Book Report

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    Three years after the outbreak in Reston, Richard Preston, the author of this book, travels to Kitum Cave to inspect it for himself. He does not break out with Ebola, nor does he find anything that would transfer Ebola. It leaves us with the question of whether Kitum Cave is dormant, and if one day, Ebola will revive, and a massive outbreak previously unknown will occur. I believe that C.J. Peters should win the Nobel Prize, not just because of his work with Ebola, but his work with other…

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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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    Ebola Research Paper

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    Ebola Virus What is Ebola? Ebola is previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. It is caused by the family Filoviridae genus Ebolavirus. Ebola can cause disease in not only humans but nonhuman primates which includes monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River, which is…

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    Ebola Disease

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    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 family…

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    Ebola Disease Essay

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    Ebola virus disease EVD or “Ebola” is a severe human and non-human primate disease caused by Ebola viruses. These viruses belongs to the family: Filoviridae, Genus: Ebolavirus, Species: Tai forest ebolavirus (TAFV), Reston ebolavirus (RESTV), Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) and Bundibugy ebolavirus (BOBV) (Bukreyev et al., 2014). Zaire ebolavirus or simply Ebola virus (EBOV) is the most virulent of the genus and accounts for the highest numbers of outbreaks. The virus spreads by…

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    Ebol Zoonotic Disease

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    could be found. Ebola tends to just go away for years at a time, which is what makes it a difficult virus to track. On down the road, there would become five species of ebolavirus: Zaire virus, Sudan virus, Reston virus, Taï Forest virus, and Bundibugyo virus. Bundibugyo virus emerged in 2007 and a reservoir host still has not been found. Gorillas have been found to have antibodies, but hat doesn’t mean they are the reservoirs. Malaria was first believed to no be zoonotic because “the four…

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    Spillover Chapter Summary

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    that. After screening for antibodies in bats, he found that blood from a black flying fox had antibodies to Hendra, as well as other species of flying foxes. Ebola virus disease emerged in 1976 in two places, Zaire and Sudan, which are both located in Africa. In Zaire, there were two dozen cases reported in a hospital of people showing symptoms of a new illness. Out of those, fourteen died, as well as, some staff members a month later. Karl Johnson, an American doctor and virologist took…

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