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Gingell-7th 4/14/10

Adrian Schuman

on 12 May 2010

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Ebola Hemorragic Fever Adrian Schuman
Gingell-7th History Epidemiology There are 4 subtypes of Ebola:
Ebola Zaire
Ebola Sudan
Ebola Cote d'ivoire
Ebola Reston Has no known "natural resevoir", or habitat. A zoonotic virus, meaning that it is spread
by animals. First discovered in 1976
Named after a river in the Congo
Has over 40,000 documented deaths but there might be more that weren't on medical record. Symptoms and Signs Course of Disease Works Cited http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/Spb/mnpages/dispages/ebola/qa.htm http://virus.stanford.edu/filo/history.html It takes 4-6 days for symptoms to show. Symptoms are:
Extreme headaches
Muscle aches
Stomach pain
Bleeding from eyes, nose, and mouth

Death usually occurs due to violent bleeding. Symptoms start to show in around 2 weeks after
receiving the virus. Death occurs two weeks after that. Other common symptoms include constant hiccuping and rashes. In pregnant women, miscarriage and bleeding are very common. Ebola is spread through contact with
bodily fluids, most oftenly blood. Impact on Body Systems Is a beast . Affects every organ in the body except for the skeleton. Releases proteins that weakens the nervous system response. Digests connective tissue and collegen. Causes blood to clot, which causes oxygen deprivation
in the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and etc. Dissolves vital organs to the digestive and endocrine systems. Long Term Prognosis Immune System Reaction The survivors still continue to suffer headaches, general body pain, and poor vision http://allafrica.com/stories/200712150027.html There is no cure and the body doesn't create an immune response, so recurrence is probable. Since the virus attacks the immune system, the response
is lessened greatly. The main flaw in the immune system response is that it can't produce enough T-cells to fight the virus. Scientists might have found a way to delay the process of the
virus by using Cyanovirin, a chemical found in seaweed. http://www.bio.davidson.edu/Courses/Immunology/Students/Spring2003/Austin/Immune-2.html
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