The Ebola Virus

The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that
The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that
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
10 out of 10 people infected with it will die with die with it
10 out of 10 people infected with it will die with die with it
10 out of 10 people infected with it will die with die with it. It is airborne. It is 100 times more contagious than AIDS. It has no known origin, vaccination or cure. It kills you in such a way that even highly trained professionals get sick from just hearing about the effects. It is real and it has started its attack on the human race. Mrs. Landau and fellow classmates. The symptoms I have just described to you are real. These are symptoms to a real and fatal virus. The virus’s name is Ebola
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 Fever, a disease lethal to monkeys but harm
GabonAn Example For All of
GabonAn Example For All of
Gabon:An Example For All of Africa The country of Gabon is praised as being one of the most successful countries in Africa. Gabon is a very diverse country in many ways. There are a variety of different tribes that call Gabon home. Also, the land differs through out the county. Gabon is one of the smaller countries of Africa with the area of 267,670 square miles. Comparatively, this is the almost the same size as Colorado. The terrain of this tiny country consists of narrow coastal plains; a hi
The Marburg Virus
The Marburg Virus
The Marburg Virus Many new viruses are emerging from the rainforest every year. The deadly viruses include the Ebola, Marburg, and AIDS viruses. They are some of the most destructive and lethal viruses that human kind has ever seen. They seem to affect most of the body and it’s organs with some rather gruesome symptoms. Although most die ending their suffering, some survive to relay the story of their pain. The Marburg virus described in The Hot Zone , by Richard Preston, exemplifies these ne
Parasite Rex
Parasite Rex
Parasite Rex Summary: Parasite Rex was a complex book describing the life of a parasite. In today’s society, parasites are seen as useless creatures that live their lives at the expense of another’s, but Carl Zimmer portrays them in a much different light. He brilliantly displays that parasites have received a poor reputation but are in fact a major contributor to life on earth today. The beginning of the book describes how early scientists discovered parasites. Leeuwenhoek, Steenstrup and Koch,
Virus the exterminator
Virus the exterminator
Virus: the exterminator Viruses, A.K.A. “Slate Cleaner,” “End of the World,” and just plain “Killer.” Newly emerging viruses are not something to be reckoned with. One slip of the finger could send the whole world into a downhill spiral of death! Yet some scientists persist in saying “Viruses will save us...” or “We’ll get them with this new deadly virus…” They don’t take into consideration that these engineered viruses can wipe out the entire world in a little over 3 years. One such virus is Eb
Your have sudden fever weakness muscle pains headache and a sore throa
Your have sudden fever weakness muscle pains headache and a sore throa
Your have sudden fever, weakness, muscle pains, headache, and a sore throat, and that is just what’s happening to you before the really bad symptoms of this virus kicks in. These are followed by vomiting, diarrhea, and rash, and that are just some of the bad symptoms of this horrible virus know as the Ebola virus. One of the worst virus that can be contracted is this terrible virus that rips up your insides. This the first time the Ebola virus was identified was in 1976. This was discovered whe
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus The Ebola virus is one of the most deadly viruses that man kind has ever seen. In clinical cases it has a mortality rate of 50%-90%. The Viruses has many different strains including Marburg, Ebola Zaire, Reston and Sudan, each named after the location of their first clinical case. They each cause different symptoms and different mortality rates. Non the less, the collection of Ebola viruses at the present, pose a serious health threat to people in undeveloped countries and poten
In this movie there is a deadly virus known as the Motaba virus or we
In this movie there is a deadly virus known as the Motaba virus or we
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 infecte
There are many dangerous viruses but some not as dangerous as the ebol
There are many dangerous viruses but some not as dangerous as the ebol
There are many dangerous viruses, but some not as dangerous as the ebola virus. 50%-90% of the people infected with this virus end up dying. The symptoms usually start from 4-16 days after the virus has entered your body. The first symptoms are ever, headaches, weakness, muscle pain, loss of appetite, and soar throat. As it gets worse you experience vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal and chest pain, and internal and external bleeding. Ebola is a family member of RNA viruses that are known as filo vi
In October of l989 Macaque monkeys housed at the Reston
In October of l989 Macaque monkeys housed at the Reston
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 monkeys but harmless to humans. Dr. Dalgard decided to enlist
Ring orosespocket full of posiesa tishoo a tishoowe all fall down a
Ring orosespocket full of posiesa tishoo a tishoowe all fall down a
“Ring o’roses...pocket full of posies...a tishoo, a tishoo...we all fall down”, a harmless children’s playground rhyming game. But this game, historians believe had it’s deadly beginnings in the Middle Ages. They believe that ring o’roses signified the red rash, pocket full of posies signified the carrying of flowers to ward off the disease, a tishoo...a tishoo described the unrelenting sneezing, and we all fall down was death. This deadly disease was the Bubonic Plague or otherwise known as th
In The Hot Zone here is a Frenchman named Charles Monet who was a lone
In The Hot Zone here is a Frenchman named Charles Monet who was a lone
In The Hot Zone, here is a Frenchman named Charles Monet who was a loner. He lived in a wooden bungalow on the lands of a Sugar Factory in Western Kenya. He came into Kenya around 1979, when HIV made a final breakout from the rainforests of central Africa and began its long burn through the human race. He carried a sick bird into his house and the bird died of a Biohazard Level 4 virus. One cold morning, Monet and his friend drove up the mountainside and parked below a cave. They hiked up the v
Mysteries of the Virus
Mysteries of the Virus
Mysteries of the Virus Introduction to viruses: For centuries submicroscopic organisms, also known as viruses, that grow and multiply at different rates inside of a cell, have been circulating our planet.1 The cell produces the various, essential components of the virus. These components are: 1) DNA or RNA nucleic acids, which are the genes of the virus. Viral particles posses either DNA strands or RNA strands, but never both in contrast bacterial infections contain both. The amount of DNA/RNA i
Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS
Problems And Preventions 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 v
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus
The Ebola Virus Life is a biological internet in which viruses travel like messages, moving at high speed from node to node and from city to city. They are diverse and wild spread in every plane on the surface of the earth. Ironically, such invisible creatures have a substantially enormous effects on human life and health. In most cases, Viruses are harmful and sometimes deadly. One of these deadly viruses is the Ebola virus, a highly contagious, deadly and mysterious microbe, known to be the mo
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone
The Hot Zone AUTHOR: Richard Preston PUBLISHER: Random House DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1994 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
AIDSHIV
AIDSHIV
AIDS/HIV The HIV virus poses one of the biggest viral threats to human society today. It is contracted through bodily fluids such as blood and semen, and sometimes even saliva and tears. AIDS kills 100% of its victims and puts them through agony before they die. It has been a threat for about 15 years, and it is not going to stop now. In fact, AIDS is just getting started: It consumes more people each year. There is no known treatment for it either, only antibiotics to slow the reproduction of t
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 vector,
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 the bone-chilling effects
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 the exploration of t
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 become
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
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 negative str
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, arenaviruses, flaviviruses, and bunyavi
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 the laborat
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
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola The Ebola Virus Overview of the Virus Official Name: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever I. Initial Symptoms A. Sudden Fever B. Weakness C. Muscle Pain D. Headache E. Sore Throat II. Secondary Symptoms A. Vomiting B. Diarrhea C. Rash D. Limited Kidney Function E. Limited Liver Function F. Internal and External Bleeding III. Incubation A. 2 to 21 days B. It remains in the male’s reproductive fluids up to 7 weeks after recovery IV. Diagnosis and Therapy A. Blood tests can be done, but only in maximum c
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 c
Maxine Williams
Maxine Williams
Maxine Williams 1405572 Topic: Chikungunya Narrowed: Lessons to Be Learned From Chikungunya Purpose: To inform Jamaicans of lessons they can learn from of the Chikungunya Virus. Thesis: In the past ten years Jamaica as gone through several healths scares such as the H1N1Virus, Foot and Mouth Disease, M alaria , Bird Flu, and more recently the Chikungunya Virus. The leadership of the country could learn lessons from the Chick-V epidemic such as how to be prepared, having ongoing public health ed