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The Deadly Ebola Virus
Transcript of The Deadly Ebola Virus
Ebola is a Deadly Virus
With it's fierce and deadly nature of how it kills, Ebola is a deadly virus with no vaccine or cure and is mostly known to effect places of Africa but you will see, this is not the case.
Ebola virus is part of the virus family Filoviridae, and can be caused by four subtypes, including:
*Reston (not know to cause pathology in humans)
*Each of the four subtypes are named from the region where they were found
*When the Ebola Virus is between outbreaks it must survive in a host organism (such as non-human primates), and humans cannot be because they do not “carry” the virus
Diarrhea, pain in the stomach, high fever, aching muscles, hiccuping, sore throat, headaches.
Vomit, internal bleeding, chest pain, bleeding from the lungs, nose, eyes, and stomach, then a rash forms, then death
There are two blood tests:
*Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay
*Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
Testing for the
Secret Carrier of Ebola Virus
Cure for Ebola?
As of right now, there is no cure for this deadly virus but new studies have been found as to how the virus works.
Researches discover that the Ebola virus can disarm the adaptive immunity then shutting down the immune system
How Prepared are we
A man in Kenya was suspected of having the Ebola Virus. After a specimen was tested he turned out to be negative for the Ebola virus. But not with out questions as to how safe is Uganda and its public system travel? If this man turned up positive for the virus, millions, according to the new report, could have been contaminated
(Kiss TV 2012)
Places Ebola Virus Has Infected Around the World
How the Body Functions Normally
*Spleen is the major site for antibody production; disposal sight for old and foreign debris
*Lymph nodes filter bacteria and other diseases from the lymph
*Adrenal Cortex makes and secrets cortisol, aldosterone and small amount of sex hormone
*Liver secretes bile from emulsifying fat, roles in fat, carbohydrate, protein metabolism
(Star, C & McMillian, B (2012), Human Biology: Ohio State University 9th Edition Cengage Learning)
Treatment for the Ebola Virus
There really isn't a treatment for the Ebola virus, just supportive care like:
*Keeping patients blood pressure normal
*Due to loss of blood, patients will need blood transfusions
*Hydrating the patient
(Staff, M. C. (2011, June 18). Test and diagnosis. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved March 2, 2013, from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ebola-virus/DS00996/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis)
*Avoid eating wild animals
*Wash hands many times
*Avoid areas known to have out break of virus
*Stay away from infected people and their places of infection
*Avoid any remains of the dead, including animals who have the virus and or where the virus is known to pop up
(Staff, M. C. (2011, June 18). Prevention. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved March 1, 2013, from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ebola-virus/DS00996/DSECTION=prevention)