The Role Of Ebola In The Masque Of The Red Death

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200 years ago Edgar Allen Poe wrote the story “ The Masque of the Red Death”, comparing both the red death, and Ebola from what I read Poe was not talking about Ebola in the story. For instance the symptoms of both diseases have common affects on people when they come in contact with disease. Poe wrote the story 200 years ago, at Prince Prospero , but Ebola has only been around for a short period of time. For example both infections scared everyone, and the people isolated themselves from the sick. Based on what I read Poe was not talking about Ebola in the story.

Most of the symptoms were similar, bleeding from the pores, and dying within a short period of time. The red death made it to if you came in contact with another sick person, then within the next few hours you got the symptoms you would die. Ebola on the other hand would not show side affects as fast. Once in got into your blood stream, the affects would kick in, and after a week or two you would die. Most of the sick in the “Masque of the Red Death” were untreated and left out to die. Therefore in the affects of the red death, and Ebola they have similar symptoms, but Poe still did not write about Ebola in his story.
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The Ebola virus did not start outbreaking in Africa until 1976. Up until last year in 2014 Ebola was contained to Africa for all we know, but some reports have shown it spreading. At the time when Prince Prospero ruled the land 200 years the virus might have not even been around, or just specific

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