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Ebola virus
Ebola virus
Ebola virus Abstract This topic was chosen because Ebola is a relentless killer. Ebola isn't publicized very much so it seems to be a wise topic to explore. This way others may be informed of one of the world's most powerful viruses. The purpose of this paper is to further educate all those interested in the powerful effects of the Ebola virus in its many forms. I. Introductory Statement II. History III. Variations IV. Prevention V. Transmission VI. Signs VII. Symptoms VIII. Treatment IX. Contai
Biological Warefare
Biological Warefare
Biological Warefare Imagine sitting in a subway car on the way to the office for another day of work, when suddenly you can not breath. You look around and notice that other people around you are having the same problem. You push and shove other people aside to try and get to the door, but the doors are sealed shut. People are yelling, screaming and pounding on the doors tyring to get out. But no one is coming to help. People are starting to loose consciousness. In this incident there were no te
Problems And Prevention's Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Prevention's Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Prevention\'s Of Ebola And AIDS Viruses have become of great concern all across the world in the last few decades. The most common and the most talked about killer virus is AIDS, a virus that starts out as HIV and then proceeds to develop into a immune breaker that ultimately kills its human host. So far, there is no cure for AIDS, and most unfortunately the numbers of deaths from AIDS only continues to grow. However, another virus has gained much public and national attention. That
Konney
Konney
Konney The Ebola Virus A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that are
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Disease- Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever- also known as: Green monkey fever Itís going to be the next AIDS virus. There have been a few epidemics or outbreaks of this virus since it has been discovered. The first appearance of this deadly killer occurred in 1972 when a case surfaced in Tandala, Zaire, although it was not fatal. First actual outbreak of the virus took place in 1976 on Yambukou, Zaire. This original strain is known as Ebola Zaire. A total of 328 people were infected and 280 of those
The HotZone
The HotZone
The HotZone Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston In October of l989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died within a month. Dan Dalgard, the veterinarian who cared for the monkeys, feared they were dying from Simian Hemorrhagic Fever, a disease lethal to monke
Fire Ants
Fire Ants
Fire Ants Fire Ants Fire ants have been in the United States for over sixty years, and almost every American that lives in or frequently visits the quarantined states which they inhabit has had an unpleasant run in with these troublesome critters. Inhabitants of the Southeast who have ever stood unwittingly atop a fire ant mound know that the insects are aptly named. When the ants sting it creates a sensation similar to scorching caused by a hot needle touching the skin momentarily (1. Tschinke
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus The Ebola Virus INTRODUCTION The most deadly killers on this earth are too small to see with the naked eye. These microscopic predators are viruses. In my report, I will answer many basic questions concerning one of the fastest killing viruses, the Ebola virus. Questions such as "How does it infect its victims?", "How are Ebola victims treated?", "How are Ebola outbreaks controlled?" and many others related to this deadly virus. GENERAL INFORMATION The Ebola virus is a member of
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone The Hot Zone Setting: The setting g takes place in two major places. Reston Maryland which is a suburb of Washington DC. and the second major area is in Kenya Africa. The story takes place in the 1980\'s. Main Characters: Since this story is a true story there is no one character that is a main character. The author does not create the story around any one main character so I\'ll just list every character I can remember from the book. 1. Charles Monet: He was the first host to the d
The Worlds Fight Against Microbes
The Worlds Fight Against Microbes
The Worlds Fight Against Microbes The Worlds Fight Against Microbes Many infectious diseases that were nearly eradicated from the industrialized world, and newly emerging diseases are now breaking out all over the world due to the misuse of medicines, such as antibiotics and antivirals, the destruction of our environment, and shortsighted political action and/or inaction. Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of diseases caused by viruses from four distinct families of viruses: filoviruses, arena
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases Plagues and Diseases Plague. A word that has struck fear in the hearts of man since the earliest of times. It has also lead to some of the greatest historical events and stories of our time. The ancient cities of Rome and Athens, in their downfall, were finished off by pestilence. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death, devastated Europe in the 14th century, starting a new age. The great warrior Ivan the Terrible was stricken with disease, and driven mad. During t
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus The Ebola Virus A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses
Hemorrhagic Fever
Hemorrhagic Fever
Hemorrhagic Fever King 1 The Ebola virus, also know as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by viruses from four different families of viruses: 1)filoviruses, 2)arenavirus, 3)flavavirus, 4)bunyaviruses. The usual host for most of these viruses are rodents or anthropoids (such as ticks and mosquitoes). In some cases, such as the Ebola virus, the natural host for the virus is unknown. All forms of viral hemorrhagic fever begin with a fever and muscle aches. Depending on the particular virus
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus The Ebola Virus The Ebola Virus is an extremely deadly virus found in Africa. There have been multiple outbreaks across Africa and one in the United States. The Ebola virus basically causes uncontrollable bleeding externally and internally. Then your organs become liquefied. This usually results in death(www.encyclopedia.com). The following report contains info on the characteristics and history of the Ebola Virus. After being infected with the Ebola virus it takes 2-21 days to take
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Disease- Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever- also known as: Green monkey fever It\'s going to be the next AIDS virus. There have been a few epidemics or outbreaks of this virus since it has been discovered. The first appearance of this deadly killer occurred in 1972 when a case surfaced in Tandala, Zaire, although it was not fatal. First actual outbreak of the virus took place in 1976 on Yambukou, Zaire. This original strain is known as Ebola Zaire. A total of 328 people were infected and 280 of thos
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever that affects both humans and non-human primates. Marburg is the first member of the family Filoviridae (or "thread" viruses), which also includes the Ebola virus. Like Ebola, Marburg is an enveloped, single-stranded, unsegmented, negative-sense RNA virus. It has the same characteristic filamentous (thread-like) structure, can appear shaped like a U, a 6, or spiraled like a sn
And the band played on
And the band played on
And the band played on The movie, And the Band Played On, discusses the origin of the AIDS virus and how it spontaneously spread across the world. It used the Ebola disease to foreshadow the forth coming of another serious disease. The world was not prepared to handle such a contagious plague. Doctors around the world assumed that the first cases of the HIV virus to be just an abnormality of a certain disease, their carelessness of this matter was the start to the spread of this disease. Through
Ebola 2
Ebola 2
Ebola 2 In 1976, Ebola virus made its first appearance in Zaire, Africa, causing the death of hundreds of people. The second outbreak occurred western Sudan, also in 1976. These were large outbreaks, resulting in more than 550 cases and 340 deaths. In 1979, Ebola mysteriously re-appeared in Sudan causing 34 cases and 22 fatalities. The most recent Ebola Zaire outbreak started with a surgery on a suspected Malaria patient in Kikwit, Zaire on April 10, 1995. As in the 1976 outbreak, further trans
Preston Hot Zone
Preston Hot Zone
Preston Hot Zone Preston\'s Hot Zone Imagine walking into a tiny village in Africa, suffering and dying from some unknown virus. As you approach the huts you hear the wails of pure agony from the afflicted tribe members. Coming closer, you smell the stench of vomit mixed with the bitter smell of warm blood. People inside lay dying in pools of their own vital fluids, coughing and vomiting up their own liquefied internal organs; their faces emotionless masks loosely hanging from their skulls, the
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that are know to
Ebola: A Harbinger Of The End Of The World
Ebola: A Harbinger Of The End Of The World
Ebola: A Harbinger Of The End Of The World English Honors Rewrite #2 Ebola: A Harbinger of the End of the World? Several years ago, a virus which originated in Africa swept the entire world killing millions. This virus is the commonly known HIV virus, the virus which causes the fatal AIDS disease. In the 1950\'s after virologists began the classification of viruses, isolated cases of what are called hot viruses began springing up around the world. Most of the deadly viruses were hemorrhagic feve
Ebola Virus 3
Ebola Virus 3
Ebola Virus 3 The History of the Ebola Virus There are many diseases out there that do not have a cure nor even a simple treatment. The unfortunate ones lay on their deathbed, crying out for mercy or praying for a miracle to happen. Their bodies slowly deteriorate and eventually rest in peace. The Ebola Virus is held responsible for the lives of nearly six hundred people. Back in 1976, when this so called Ebola Virus was first discovered in Zaire, very little was known about this virus. The doct
Columbian Voyages- Their Effec
Columbian Voyages- Their Effec
Columbian Voyages- Their Effec In his article "The Columbian Voyages, the Columbian Exchange, and Their Historians", Alfred W. Crosby seems to think that much of the Columbian voyages and what came out of them was detrimental to many cultures, most of all the Native Americans. Crosby brings up many institutions and ideologies to re-enforce his opinion, such as the slave trade and the conquest of many Native American cultures. One of the major effects of the Columbian exchange was the decimation
A Virus
A Virus
A Virus A virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that are known to cause
Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston In October of l989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died within a month. Dan Dalgard, the veterinarian who cared for the monkeys, feared they were dying from Simian Hemorrhagic
The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infe
The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infe
The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic activity, can replicate only within a cell of another host organism. A virus consists of a core of nucleic acid, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a coating of antigenic protein and sometimes a lipid layer surrounds it as well. The virus provides the genetic code for replication, and the host cell provides the necessary energy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that are know to
Ebola And Marburg Viruses
Ebola And Marburg Viruses
Ebola And Marburg Viruses Ebola and Marburg Viruses The Ebola and Marburg viruses are extremely lethal viruses that have placed repugnant thoughts on the minds of many people that have any background knowledge on this field of viral infections. Where does it come from? Where does it hide? What could it do to me? As these questions burn holes in the minds of many people, something should be done to learn more about these horrendous viruses. People sometimes become scared stiff from the thought of
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Several years ago, a virus which originated in Africa swept the entire world killing millions. This virus is the commonly known HIV virus, the virus which causes the fatal AIDS disease. In the 1950\'s after virologists began the classification of viruses, isolated cases of what are called "hot viruses" began springing up around the world. Most of the deadly viruses were hemorrhagic fever viruses. Some different forms of hemorrhagic viruses are Hantaviruses, Arenaviruses, Flaviviruses, Buny
Chemical & Biological Warfare
Chemical & Biological Warfare
Chemical & Biological Warfare Ever since the beginning of time people have used tools, which were later called weapons. People have used weapons to defend his or her life, family, property, prosperity, country, and even his honor. Over the years weapons have improved greatly and people are still trying to make them even better. In earlier times when man started using weapons they were made of stones, sticks, fire, or whatever was available to them. Now, the weapons I speak of werent as harmful
Bioinvasion: The Economy's Nemesis
Bioinvasion: The Economy's Nemesis
Bioinvasion: The Economy\'s Nemesis BioInvasion: The Economy\'s Nemesis In today\'s world of war, terrorism, and economic instability, the United States has been strong and has held the world together, but BioInvasion is fast becoming a dangerous threat to our economic well being. In 1997 African ticks carrying heartwater disease; a fatal animal disease from South Africa, were found on a leopard tortoise that a reptile dealer in Florida had just purchased. Upon investigating his facility scienti
Gene Therapy
Gene Therapy
Gene Therapy In the middle of the 19th cent, Gregor Mendel performed his landmark experiments indicating that certain traits can be inherited and he proposed a discrete unit of inheritance that we now call a gene. Since then scientists have come to appreciate the gene and have focused on the link between genes and diseases. Gene Therapy is a young and experimental procedure with goals to ultimately prevent diseases by changing the expression of a persons genes. However, there are factors that pr
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Ebola March 1, 1996 Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country and when you come home you are horribly sick. Your head hurts, you have a highfever, and you start vomiting. Chances are that you may havecontracted the Ebola virus. Ebola was first discovered in the village of Yambuku(1) nearthe Ebola River in Zaire. Since its discovery, there have beenfour outbreaks of this disease. There are three known strains, ofvariations of ebola. There is no known cure for this disease(2).Ebola has
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Should we fear another outbreak? Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also know as Ebola HF, is not a common disease. However, this disease is severe and often fatal in humans and also primates such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Ever since it\'s initial recognition in 1976, there have been four reported sporadic outbreaks in humans around the world. "The first two, in Zaire and in western Sudan, were large outbreaks that resulted in more than 550 cas
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever In the world today, there are many known deadly viruses, but few present as great a threat as Ebola, the virus that causes Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. Key factors in understanding Ebola HF include: Its history, plan of attack, and the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The Ebola virus can, and usually does cause a disease called Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which is a Viral hemorrhagic fever. According to the proceedings of the 4th National Symposium on Bios
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus Ebola is a virus and part of the negative-stranded RNA family known as filovirus. It was discovered in 1976 in Africa and was named after a river in Zaire. When the virus is looked at under an electron microscope the filoviridae appear as being long, thin and occasionally they have \'branches\' sprouting from one place or another. Ebola can also take the form of a \'U\' or a \'b\'. There are four known strains of the virus; they are Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston and Ebola Ta
Ebola 3
Ebola 3
Ebola 3 Ebola-Pronunciation: E-'bO-l&, i-, e- Function: noun Etymology: Ebola River, Zaire, site of an outbreak of the virus in 1976 Date: 1977 : An RNA-containing virus of African origin that causes an often fatal Hemorrhagic fever -- called also Ebola. Zaire, 1976 A strange virus kills 340 of Zaire's natives. This virus has never been seen by man, so there is no cure. Three out of four people die, and the fourth person, who lives, will suffer severely. This virus is believed to come from the E
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus Ebola Virus With a ninety percent mortality rate, high mutation capability, and opportunities for genetic re-assortment Ebola Zaire is one of the most deadly and unforgiving viruses in the known world. A new family of viruses termed filoviruses, was first discovered in 1967 Marburg W. Germany. Ebola Zaire was first isolated in 1976 at Center of Disease Control, Porton Down in the UK, and at the Institute for Tropical Diseases in Antwerp, Belgium. Immunological uniqueness was found in
Fire Ants
Fire Ants
Fire Ants Fire ants have been in the United States for over sixty years, and almost every American that lives in or frequently visits the quarantined states which they inhabit has had an unpleasant run in with these troublesome critters. Inhabitants of the Southeast who have ever stood unwittingly atop a fire ant mound know that the insects are aptly named. When the ants sting it creates a sensation similar to scorching caused by a hot needle touching the skin momentarily (1. Tschinkel 474). Fir
In this movie there is a deadly virus known as the
In this movie there is a deadly virus known as the
In this movie there is a deadly virus known as the Motaba virus or we know it as the Ebola virus. According to the movie, it was first discovered in a military conflict that took place in Zaire. The movie shows a medical barracks with many severely ill people. We see army doctors trying to help them. The next thing that we hear is the sound of a long awaited supply plane coming closer. But instead of dropping supplies, it drops a bomb that destroys the whole area, supposedly killing the infected
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone Ryan Rodney Jan Decker March 24, 2005 The Hot Zone Synopsis: Discussion: The Ebola Virus is an extremely deadly virus that can kill its hosts with in a few weeks. The infected starts by having dizziness and headaches, then proceeds to give fatigue, sweating, and red eyes caused by bleeding of the veins. Internally all of the organs begin to swell and bleed profusely. There is extreme clotting in the heart, liver, and kidneys. Internal bleeding takes over and eventually shuts down th
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Ebola Ebola hemorrahagic fever is a 20 year old virus that, with a mortality rate of 50% to 90%, is one of the world\'s deadliest viruses. Its causative organism is called Ebola virus. Ebola virus is a member of filoviridae, a family of negative-strained RNA viruses. The filoviridae family consists of five known members, Marburg, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Reston, and Ebola Tai. Ebola virus is spread in a number of ways. An outbreak starts when an infected animal or insect, called a v
Virus
Virus
virus Virus Overview The virus was first thought about in 1883 when A. Mayer was seeking to find the cause of the tobacco mosaic disease. Though he was unable to see them with the microscopy of his day, he postulated that a small agent caused the disease. D. Ivanowsky, later tried tests as well and also concluded that it was a disease caused by something smaller than they could see. The virus was first found and discovered in 1935 by Wendell Stanly. He was able to crystallize the virus, now know
Ecology And Plague
Ecology And Plague
Ecology And Plague Ecology is a branch of science concerned with the interrelationships of organisms and their environment. An ecosystem is a community, together with its nonliving factors existing together. Scientifically, a community consists of a collection of creatures that live in a particular place together. The Coming Plague was a novel that outlined how each epidemic has been a direct result of each step of human progression. The diseases covered in laymanís terms were Machupo, Marburg,
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology Biotechnology: Its application in agriculture Introduction: Persuade public to become aware of the changes Persuade audience to think about where they stand on this very important issue and take action according to your decision. Labeling and careful regulation of genetically manufactured foods v Persuade the American Public to think about the following changes that are being made in Agriculture as a society wish should discuss the issue. v Control genetic technology, Persuade publ
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases
Plagues and Diseases Plagues and Diseases Plague. A word that has struck fear in the hearts of man since the earliest of times. It has also lead to some of the greatest historical events and stories of our time. The ancient cities of Rome and Athens, in their downfall, were finished off by pestilence. The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death, devastated Europe in the 14th century, starting a new age. The great warrior Ivan the Terrible was stricken with disease, and driven mad. During
Problems And Prevention's Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Prevention's Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Prevention's Of Ebola And AIDS Viruses have become of great concern all across the world in the last few decades. The most common and the most talked about killer virus is AIDS, a virus that starts out as HIV and then proceeds to develop into a immune breaker that ultimately kills its human host. So far, there is no cure for AIDS, and most unfortunately the numbers of deaths from AIDS only continues to grow. However, another virus has gained much public and national attention. That
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Virus In the world today, there are many known deadly viruses, but few present as great a threat as Ebola, the virus that causes Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. Key factors in understanding Ebola HF include: Its history, plan of attack, and the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The Ebola virus can, and usually does cause a disease called Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which is a Viral hemorrhagic fever. According to the proceedings of the 4th National Symposium on Biosafety, the clinical definiti
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology Biotechnology: Its application in agriculture · Introduction: Persuade public to become aware of the changes Persuade audience to think about where they stand on this very important issue and take action according to your decision. Labeling and careful regulation of genetically manufactured foods v Persuade the American Public to think about the following changes that are being made in Agriculture as a society wish should discuss the issue. v Control genetic technology, Persuade p
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus Ebola virus, a member of the Filoviridae, burst from obscurity with spectacular outbreaks of severe, haemorrhagic fever. It was first associated with an outbreak of 318 cases and a case-fatality rate of 90% in Zaire and caused 150 deaths among 250 cases in Sudan. Smaller outbreaks continue to appear periodically, particularly in East, Central and southern Africa. In 1989, a haemorrhagic disease was recognized among cynomolgus macaques imported into the United States from the Philippi
Fire Ants
Fire Ants
Fire Ants Fire Ants Fire ants have been in the United States for over sixty years, and almost every American that lives in or frequently visits the quarantined states which they inhabit has had an unpleasant run in with these troublesome critters. Inhabitants of the Southeast who have ever stood unwittingly atop a fire ant mound know that the insects are aptly named. When the ants sting it creates a sensation similar to scorching caused by a hot needle touching the skin momentarily (1. Tschinkel