Ebola

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms include Pain areas in the abdomen, chest, and muscles

Chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, and/or sweating

Diarrhea ,nausea, Coughing blood and mental confusion

Causes

Caused by an infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae. Also the virus can spread very easily.

Immune cells involved in immune response

Patients who recovered had higher levels of activated T cells in their blood and had 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 Ebola replicates

The virus replicates through the lytic cycle.


  1. The virus attaches to the cell
  2. The virus penetrates the cell membrane and injects its' own DNA
  3. DNA makes it into the nucleus and tells the cell to start making more copies of the virus
  4. Cell starts making more cells
  5. Cell is full of virus' and cell explodes releasing all the virus

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Treatment

Though there is no cure when having Ebola you can treat some of the symptoms by Providing Intravenous (IV) Fluids and balancing electrolytes. Maintaining Oxygen and blood pressure. Medications to control fever, and help the blood clot, and prevent secondary infections from bacteria.

Prevention

  1. Avoiding contact with blood and body fluids
  2. practice careful hygiene
  3. don't touch people with Ebola
  4. wearing protective clothing in the wilderness
  5. don't touch objects that have touched people with Ebola

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