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EBOLA

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Yue Ming

on 23 September 2014

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Transcript of EBOLA

EBOLA
Symptoms
Origin
virus
Prevention
Cure?
NO
Immune?
Virulence
Ebolavirus
What is it
STOP
Barbara, Kereen, Sandy
What is Ebola?
Transmission
Evolution
Can we stop it?
Discussion
Ahmed Jallanzo/European Pressphoto Agency

World Health Organization
formerly known as
Ebola haemorrhagic fever
a severe, often fatal illness in humans
Ebola
disease
(EVD)
Incubation period:
2 - 21 days
Transmission
Evolution
an RNA virus
MUTATE
yet...
YES
Routine cleansing
No touching
15.3% of rural communities
Antibodies
NATURAL HOST ?
Thank you!
Animal
Human
Human
body
fluids
broken skin
GAME TIME!
EVOLUTION
Discussion
FUSE/GETTY IMAGES/FUSE
Source: WHO
Image:Leif Parsons for NPR
DJS PHOTOGRAPHY
Photograph by Purestock/Getty Images
invades immune system
Summary
Zaire
Sudan
Bundibugyo
Reston
Taï
Filoviridae
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KM233118.1
1976
Why is it so hard to find a vaccine?
Compare Ebola with
HIV
(a retrovirus). Which do you think is worse?
image: ebolavirus.in
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