By: Blake Mattich and Winni Kim
What Do Viral Diseases Do In Cells
Three differently shaped viruses.
Viruses are not living. They are not cellular. They depend on host cells to reproduce, they cannot move, and they don't eat.
-Symptoms: smallpox usually appear 12 to 14 days after you're infected. If you are infected, you will have a high fever, a headache, overall discomfort, severe fatigue and back pain, and possibly vomiting. Few days later, flat red spots will begin to grow on the face and then spread all around the body.
-Spreads: smallpox are very contagious . A person can get smallpox just by standing next to someone who has it. smallpox is spread when a person breathes in and out.
-Fatal?: Smallpox is a fatal disease because some can die from it. This virus is like a bomb and it explodes many of the cell that is in the body. When millions of cells are damaged, it can ruin one entire organ, and you fall apart from the inside.
-Treatments: There is no proven treatment for smallpox. Someone that is a victim of smallpox is isolated and they go through the treatments of replacing fluid lost from fever and skin breakdown. Antibiotics are needed for secondary skin infections. The infected person is kept in isolation for 17 days until the scab falls off.
-Prevent: To prevent yourself from getting smallpox, you can stay alarmed by listening to new and see if smallpox is roaming around your community. Stay away from people who have red rashes on their body. Also wash hands thoroughly and regularly, and avoid touching the mouth, eyes, and nose.