Ebola and How It Started

CREATED BY: RAY WANG

Background Information

Ebola (Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is a deadly strand of virus that is usually fatal and can cause death. It is a virus that causes severe bleeding and organ failure. It's normal host species is unknown. Ebola is spread by the contact of an infected person through body fluids. Symptoms of Ebola include fevers, severe headaches, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and unexplained hemorrhage. Ebola was first found in Uganda around the year 2000. Then there was the huge outbreak in West Africa in 2014.
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This picture was found in CNN News. It shows the deadliness of the Ebola virus, and how many people are losing their loved ones to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In this picture above, the women had just lost her sister to Ebola.

Ebola Is Bringing Out The Worst In Cable News

One article was talking about how Ebola is bringing the worst out in cable news. The article talked about how news stations were making a huge deal out of Ebola, and how it might happen in the United States. The news stations were showing graphic pictures of Ebola and how widespread and easy it is to get Ebola. The article then goes on explaining how the third-world countries that had Ebola outbreaks did not have enough medicine nor did where they clean. The article is bias by selection, and uses historical criticism.

Media need to watch how they portray Ebola

This article also talked about how the media needs to watch how Ebola is portrayed in our country. It gives us the background information on how Ebola started and how many deaths it has caused. It also goes on saying how the media is making a huge deal out of it, by saying the whole continent of Africa has Ebola, meanwhile there is only 3 countries that are affected by the Ebola virus. It uses historical criticism, and bias by selection.

Works Cited

Cosgrave, Jenny. "Ex-UN Chief Annan Slams Media for Ebola Coverage." CNBC. 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 3 May 2015.


Salles, Joaquim. "Ebola Is Bringing Out The Worst In Cable News." ThinkProgress RSS. 7 Oct. 2014. Web. 3 May 2015.


"Ebola Outbreaks 2000-2014." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 May 2015. Web. 3 May 2015.


"Signs and Symptoms." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 Nov. 2014. Web. 3 May 2015.


Christensen, Jen. ""Out of Control:" How the World Reacted as Ebola Spread." CNN. Cable News Network. Web. 3 May 2015.