Ebola Virus

Connor Kenney


starts with an abrupt fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness; progression of symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, hiccups, and rash.


Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus.

Immunity, Replication, and Treatment


The Ebola Virus infects the Immune system and gradually destroys the surface proteins of cells that it infects.


Once the virus infects a cell, enzyme polymerases slide along the viral RNA strand until they reach the end of the strand. Then the polymerases can read and transcribe the RNA code to synthesise mRNA. The polymerase then tells other polymerases to do the same and make copies.

  • Attachment
  • Penetration
  • Sequential Transcription
  • Replication
  • Budding
  • Release


  • Providing intravenous fluids and balancing electrolytes.
  • Maintaining oxygen status and blood pressure.
  • Treating other infections if they occur.


  • Washing your hands frequently
  • Avoiding Bush meat (Africa)
  • Avoid contact with infected people
  • Follow infection-control procedures
  • Don't handle remains in predominant countries such as Africa
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