Essays Tagged: "Ebola virus disease"

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?', ... a outbreaks controlled?' and many othersrelated to this deadly virus.GENERAL INFORMATION The Ebola virus is a member of the negative stranded RNA viruses known as filoviruses. There are four di ...

(6 pages) 89 0 3.9 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

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 ... "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, so it is an obje ... 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

Ebola

it is good said it was the best paper on ebola she'd ever receviedMarch 1, 1996 EBOLA Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country andwhen ... ead hurts, you have a highfever, and you startvomiting. Chances are that you may havecontracted the Ebola virus. Ebola was firstdiscovered in the village of Yambuku(1) nearthe Ebola River in Zaire. Si ... ve ry, therehave 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 one of the most mysterious andfear ...

(4 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Ebola Virus. In depth research paper about the Ebola Virus. Disscusses infection, spread, mortality rates, different strains and outbreaks.

The ebola virus is a very complex level four virus. Level four viruses are extremely lethal, and there i ... e extremely lethal, and there is no cure for them yet, not does there seem to be a cure for them or ebola in the near future. To give you an example of just how lethal level four viruses like ebola ar ... and requires minimal protection when working with it. The protection required for working with the ebola virus consists of wearing three layers of gloves, and giant space suits. Only people with top ...

(5 pages) 223 1 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

"The Hot Zone" about the Ebola virus

Setting: Mount Elgon, Africa-Where they think the Ebola viruses originated from and spread to the monkeys. Reston Monkey House, Virginia-Where a shipm ... e in Mount Elgon.Eugene Johnson- Civilian virus hunter working for the Army, who specializes in the Ebola virus. In the spring of 1988, following the death of "Peter Cardinal", he leads an Army expedi ... key house.Dr.Joseph B. McCormick- Chief of the Special Pathogens Branch of the C.D.C. Treated human Ebola patients in a hut in Sudan, where he accidentally stuck himself with a needle that he had been ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

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 ... s first discovered."Ebola is a rare but very deadly viral fever first identified in Africa in 1976. Ebola outbreaks among humans have been limited to Africa, but a shipment of monkeys infected with th ...

(5 pages) 58 0 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Ebola Virus - information on the virus **School Essay**

The Ebola virus is a deadly virus in the filovirus family. The filovirus family consists of Ebola Zaire, ... rus in the filovirus family. The filovirus family consists of Ebola Zaire, the most virulent of the Ebola viruses, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Reston, and Marburg. The Ebola Zaire virus has a 90% kill rate but ... ton, and Marburg. The Ebola Zaire virus has a 90% kill rate but has not been proved to be airborne. Ebola Zaire brokeout in 1976 and killed around 500 people according to most sources. Ebola Sudan is ...

(2 pages) 70 0 2.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

THe Hot Zone by Richard Preston

never know where the author is going to take you in his quest to explain the three lethal viruses (Ebola Sudan, Marburg, and Ebola Zaire) discussed in this book.At first, you may not understand the b ...

(2 pages) 86 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

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 Hot Zone": The Deadly Truth (Book Report on The Hot Zone with quotes)

g a virus culture from the monkeys and much to his horror, the blood tested positive for the deadly Ebola Zaire virus... Or so he thought. Later, scientists at the USAMRIID found that it wasn't Zaire, ... thought. Later, scientists at the USAMRIID found that it wasn't Zaire, but in fact a new strain of Ebola, which they named Ebola Reston. This was added to the list of strains: Ebola Zaire, Ebola Suda ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Effects Of Ebola Virus On Humans

The Effects of the Ebola Virus On Humans Introduction The Ebola Virus was named after the Ebola River, which is located ... ich is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the virus was discovered in 1976. The Ebola Virus is the name that was given for a strain of viruses that belong to the Filoviridae family ... have discovered four kinds of this virus which are able to cause disease in human. These types are: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, and Ebola-Ivory Coast (www.cdc.gov 1). This paper discusses the effects of ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

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) 1445 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

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