Ebola Virus

Kate Landis, Katelyn Frank, and Haylie Lazenby.

Ebola Bacteria

Ebola is single stranded with a string like form that has a negative sense RNA .

Organism's m.o. (Police Jargon)

Ebola is spread through human to human transmission through direct contact of an infected persons blood, secretions, organs, or other bodily fluids. It can be transmitted through broken skin.


Most common victims

People in Central Africa and near tropical rain forests are most susceptible to getting Ebola. There has also been a recent outbreak in Western Africa. It is caused in these areas because Ebola is transmitted from monkeys to humans and Africa has a high monkey population.

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The first sign of Ebola was found in the Democratic Republic of Congo near the Ebola River. However the natural host of the Ebola virus still remains unknown as of now.

Most common injury

There can be chest pain, muscle pain, chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, sweating, coughing up blood, mental confusion, and soar throat.

Is it considered armed and dangerous?

It is very deadly and dangerous, it spreads through the victim very quickly. The survival rates goes up as we find medicine but is still low.

Number of victims the bacterium has attacked

Almost 9,000 victims have been attacked by Ebola.

Most effective weapons against

Telemedicine technology is the strongest weapon, which is clinical health care at a distance.

Citations

"About Ebola Virus Disease." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.

"About Ebola Virus Disease." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.

Boseley, Sarah. "Ebola Is All but Over, but the Postmortem Is Just Getting Started." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 30 Sept. 2015. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.