Ebola Case Study

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The Case Of The Ebola Virus
The ‘Ebola Virus Disease’ (EVD), formerly known as ‘Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever’ (EHF) or as its simply and most commonly called ‘Ebola’, is a severe and most often fatal illness in primates, most particularly humans – as paraphrased by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Its first appearance in the world came in the year 1976 in two cases of common time in the African continent within the regions of Nzara, Sudan and Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The name Ebola is derived from the Ebola river which is a neighboring river near the location of the outbreak in Yambuku.
The virus is believed to have originated from animals, passing on to humans which in turn spread from human to human encounters. The migratory
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The virus enters the cell, making it home. When inside its cytoplasm, the virus uncoats itself after which it then proceeds to release genetic material within it, along with nuclear proteins and enzymes. These materials along with the single stranded RNA it releases will now be used as a stencil for the new viral genomes. A genome of an organism is its entire DNA structure inclusive of all of its genes which contain the necessary information needed for the construction, development and maintenance of the organism. All of these help in its effective replication. In short, the virus completely takes over the dendritic cell. It disables the cells defensive abilities and reprograms its…show more content…
To finalize how the Ebola Virus can be monitored and combated, a decisive look was taken into its working at a cellular level within the human body. The above text presented how the Ebola Virus spreads and affects various parts of the human body. An understanding was produced on the limitations of administering a drug or vaccine against this deadly virus, along with the methods doctors and scientists provide towards the treatment of infected patients. And finally, prevention methods were stated in order to prevent the virus from developing or spreading. Prevention is the cheapest way of avoiding the accumulation of the Ebola Virus and goes with the saying ‘Prevention is better than

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