by: Namita Patel


symptoms of the ebola virus include:

  • chills
  • dehydration
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • loss of appetite
  • sweating
  • blood loss


is a rare and deadly disease caused by being in contact with a person already infected with the Ebola virus species.Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).


Ebola Virus do not replicate through any kind of cell division; rather, they use a combination of host and virally encoded enzymes, alongside host cell structures, to produce multiple copies of viruses. These then self-assemble into viral macromolecular structures in the host cell. The virus completes a set of steps when infecting each individual cell.

step one- attachment

step two- viral entry (penetration)

a. Macropinocytosis

b. Clathrin-mediated endocytosis

step three- sequential transcription

step four- replication

step five- budding

step six- release

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immune cells involved in immune reponse

Ebola kills immune cells which defend against infection but if a persons immune system is strong enough it can stand up to the initial infection studies say they are more likely to withstand the Ebola virus.

ebola treatment

there is no current cure to the virus, but it can be tended to

providing IV and balancing electrolytes (body salts)

maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure

treating other infections if they occur

prevention to the ebola virus

practice careful hygiene

do not handle items that have come into contact with an infected person's blood and body fluids

avoid contact with bats and other nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals

after returning, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if you develop symptoms of ebola

photomicrograph of ebola

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