Ebola: The Waking Nightmare Essay by Mcote

Ebola: The Waking Nightmare
An overview of the spread and effect of the deadly Ebola virus.
# 58244 | 2,033 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 04, 2005 in Biology (Molecular and Cell) , Medical and Health (General)


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This paper examines how the Ebola virus is quite possibly the most deadly virus known to man, how there is no known cure, and the origin has yet to be discovered. It provides information on what we do know about the killer out of Africa and what we can come to expect.

From the Paper:

"The nature of viruses is to replicate and, like any parasite, in order to replicate they require a host. Due to this requirement, the virus's goal is not to kill its host. Ebola is like any other virus in this respect; its ultimate goal is not annihilation but replication. Nonetheless, due to its volatile nature, Ebola ravages any body that it comes in contact with and has evolved to jump quickly in order to avoid its own destruction (Ebola can only survive independently without being frozen or crystallized for ten days). Its protein structure is unlike any other that scientists have ever encountered. Like all viruses, it is made up of RNA strands wrapped in proteins."

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