Wanted Pathogen Project

By Aurojit Ghosh

EBOLA VIRUS

Ebola virus is a disease which is a fever of people or other primates. Ebola is caused by person or animal who is sick. If you touch the person or animal who has ebola, you get ebola too. The ebola virus targets specific cell types. Ebola is caused by an infection of Filoviridae.

It is related to genetic disorder because it only has RNA and does not have DNA. It has RNA as its genetic material. When RNA is made, many more mistakes are made. RNA gives ebola a high mutation rate when compared to DNA based viruses like chickenpox or smallpox.