EBOLA

by caleb, namita, and sarah

SYMPTOMS

symptoms of ebola include chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, sweating, and blood loss

CAUSES

ebola can be constrained from being in contact with another victim of ebola, or through other forms of contact

REPLICATION

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

IMMUNE CELLS INVOLVED IN IMMUNE RESPONSE

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

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

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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