Essays Tagged: "Ebola"

THE EBOLA VIRUS

The Ebola VirusA virus is an ultramicroscopic infectious organism that, having no independent metabolic ... gy and raw materials. There are more than 200 viruses that are know to cause disease in humans. The Ebola virus, which dates back to 1976, has four strains each from a different geographic area, but a ... a different geographic area, but all give their victims the same painful, often lethal symptoms.The Ebola virus is a member of a family of RNA viruses known as 'Filoviriade' and falling under one genu ...

(7 pages) 130 0 3.8 Oct/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Ebola virus

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?', ... us. Questions such as 'How does it infect its victims?', 'How are Ebola victims treated?', 'How are Ebola outbreaks controlled?' and many othersrelated to this deadly virus.GENERAL INFORMATION ...

(6 pages) 89 0 3.9 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Hot Zone, the Ebola and Marnurg Viruses

The Ebola and Marburg viruses are extremely lethal viruses that have placed repugnant thoughts on themin ... red stiff from the thought of the bone-chilling effects from these viruses, and had good reasonto. "Ebola, the slate wiper, did things to people that you did not want to think about. The organism wast ... handle even for those who were comfortable and adept in space suits." (paperbackpg.63-64 - Project Ebola).A large, shy man by the name of Gene Johnson was the first pioneer to venture out to find the ...

(2 pages) 115 1 3.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Ebola Virus

EbolaIn the world today, there are many known deadly viruses, but few present as great a threat as E ... many known deadly viruses, but few present as great a threat as Ebola. Key factors in understanding Ebola HF include: Its history, plan of attack, and the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.The Eb ... disease.The Ebola virus is a member of the negative stranded RNA viruses known as filoviruses. The Ebola virus is closely related to the Marburg virus. Both are members of a relatively new family of ...

(8 pages) 118 0 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Ebola, its transimission, symptoms, signs, treatment, history, research, etc.

Ebola hemorrahagic fever is a 20 year old virus that, with a mortality rate of 50% to 90%, is one of ... ality 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 ... y 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 ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is a deadly virus in thefilovirus family. The filovirus family consists ofEbola Zaire, t ... virus in thefilovirus family. The filovirus family consists ofEbola Zaire, the most virulent of the Ebolaviruses, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Reston, and Marburg.The Ebola Zaire virus has a 90% kill rate but h ... Reston, and Marburg.The Ebola Zaire virus has a 90% kill rate but hasnot been proved to be airborn. Ebola Zaire brokeout in 1976 and killed around 500 people acourdingto most sources. Ebola Sudan is l ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Book Report, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

esting a virus culture from themonkeys. Much to his horror, the blood tested positive for the deadlyEbola Zaire virus. Ebola Zaire is the most lethal of all strains of Ebola.It is so lethal that nine ... ts victims die. Later, thegeniuses at USAMRIID found out that it wasn't Zaire, !but a new strain of Ebola, which they named Ebola Reston. This was addedto the list of strains: Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan ...

(2 pages) 165 0 3.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Ebola Virus

About Ebola and book report on "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston Excellent work!The Ebola VirusDescription ... book report on "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston Excellent work!The Ebola VirusDescriptions of the Ebola virus:The Ebola virus is a complicating object (viruses not beingconsidered living creatures, ... licating object (viruses not beingconsidered living creatures, so it is an object). Named after the EbolaRiver, the Ebola virus particle contains seven different proteins of whichonly three have vague ...

(6 pages) 99 1 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Ebola

it is good said it was the best paper on ebola she'd ever receviedEbola'The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet ... . This change usually damages or kills the cell, and disease results if many cells are infected.The Ebola (pronounced ee-BOH-la) virus is an extremely lethal virus from the tropics, its exact origins ... e a tub of spaghetti that has been dumped on the floor. It is closely related to the Marburg virus. Ebola was discovered in 1976 and was named for a river in Zaire, Africa where it was first detected. ...

(5 pages) 87 1 4.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Preventing and Epidemic, a comparaison and contrast essay in MLA format.

re is much to about to learn about these diseases. By exploring the similarities and differences of Ebola, and Marburg fever, we have gained knowledge, and knowledge is power in this war against disea ... ed knowledge, and knowledge is power in this war against disease.The spreading of a disease such as Ebola or Marburg is a characteristic unique to that disease. Ebola is unique, because not much is kn ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Deadly Ebola Virus.... What is it and how can one catch it?

rowled the forests perhaps thousands of years before emerging twenty-one years ago to earn the name Ebola.The virus was named for the Ebola River, which passes by the village where the virus was first ... us was named for the Ebola River, which passes by the village where the virus was first discovered."Ebola is a rare but very deadly viral fever first identified in Africa in 1976. Ebola outbreaks amon ...

(5 pages) 58 0 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Hot Zone anylasis

se cities to show how dangerous the virus could be. Many people could be affected in New York alone Ebola could have a global impact. The plane becomes a host it is carrying the virus in a sense.Examp ... Pg 57)Richard Preston is use of the word older makes creates uncertainty. No one knows how long the Ebola virus has been. The "life form" (viruses are neither dead or alive) could have mutated many of ...

(3 pages) 99 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Key To The Future Is In The Genes

By changing the genes in your white blood cells, you can create immunities to such viruses as HIV, Ebola, even the common cold. This small affect alone can increase life expectancy and help raise the ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

HIV: Vaccine Resistance

on. Due to the origin and nature of HIV, finding a vaccine is quite difficult.Measles, influenza A, Ebola, HIV, SARS, dengue, and many others viruses have made the jump from a different species to hum ...

(6 pages) 63 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Smallpox

Cancer, AIDS, Ebola "" when mentioned, one can only shiver in fear about what it must be like to be infected with ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Population Issues Report – Western Lowland Gorilla

in figure 2. These animals are slowing declining in number, due to logging trees in their habitat, Ebola virus, people keeping them as pets and killing them for food and other things as well. Even th ... ody parts are used in medicine and as magical charms. Some of the gorillas are dying because of the Ebola Crisis. It's said that the host of the virus is the fruit bat. The symptoms of the virus inclu ...

(2 pages) 14 0 4.3 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The Hot Zone delves into the history behind the spread

The Hot Zone delves into the history behind the spread of the Ebola Zaire virus. In 1976 Ebola was discovered in its hiding place in the Kitum Cave in the jungles ... ding place in the Kitum Cave in the jungles of Africa. In its two outbreaks in Zaire and Sudan, the Ebola virus wiped out six hundred people. Ebola does in ten days what it takes HIV ten years to acco ... r for Disease Control located in Atlanta is vying for control because of the potential impact of an Ebola outbreak. Each agency wants to guard the information and refuses to cooperate and wants to mai ...

(1 pages) 1446 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF)

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, and often fatal disease in humans and in primates th ... atal disease in humans and in primates that has accure irregularly since its discovery in 1976. The Ebola virus is named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, where it was f ... one of two members of the family of RNA viruses called the Filvoridae. There are four types of the Ebola virus, but only three of the four, cause disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan and Ebola ...

(4 pages) 1327 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Did you heard about Ebola Viruses?

roup of filoviruses.The researchers continue to research more about filoviruses and they found that Ebola virus , which are the second genus of filovirus family can infect dendritic cells which are an ... (beta), IL-6 which active T-cells to begin the antigen-specific immune response. However, since the Ebola virus reducing the secretion of these proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines, the immune mec ...

(1 pages) 426 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Africa's deadly disease: Rare and deadly Ebola

orest for perhaps thousands of years before rising 33 years ago in the Congo and earned the name of Ebola (WHO, 2008). Ebola received its name from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Co ... from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (WHO, 2008). Factors in understanding Ebola include the agents of the disease, vulnerable populations, modes of transmission, control of t ...

(5 pages) 21 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases