Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
A virus which takes over parts of the immune system
What is it?
Where is it located?
How is it transmitted?
What system of the body does Ebola affect?
The system of the body Ebola affects is the immune system. The immune system is responsible to fight off invaders or the body. When Ebola is in the body, it sends off a large amount of secreted glycoprotein (sGP) which is fake glycoprotein. Glycoprotein (GP) is the main thing the immune system fights off before anything else so while the immune system is busy fighting of the sGP, Ebola is taking over parts of the immune system. The only way people survive is if the immune system quickly realizes that the sGP isn't GP and fights off Ebola before it takes over too much of the immune system.