By: Bryce McCracken

Photomicrograph of Ebola

Immune Cells Involved in Immune Response

Patients wo recovered had higher levels of activated T cells in their blood and certain variants of a gene that codes for surface proteins that white blood cells use to communicate. Also, there is a protein produced by platelets that could be part of the body's attempt to repair damaged blood vessels.

How Virus Replicates

The Ebola virus replicates through the Lytic Cycle.
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Lytic Cycle Steps

1. Attachment: Surface Proteins of virus attach to cell.

2. Penetration: Virus gets through cell, and inserts DNA or RNA.

3. Synthesis: Cell replicates the Virus Genetic Material.

4. Assembly- Viruses are assembled in cell

5. Release- Too many Viruses, Cell is destroyed and Viruses are released.