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Ebola Virus
An examination of the Ebola virus and the way it spreads.
# 50626 | 2,587 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 18, 2004 in Medical and Health (General) , Biology (General)

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This paper provides a study of this virus by examining its pathogenesis, symptomatology, diagnostics, and possible treatments and preventions.

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"Ebola hemorrhagic fever, or the Ebola virus, is a devastating illness that has the highest mortality and morbidity rates among all viruses (Mwanatambwe et al., 2001). This virus results in certain death for 50 to 90 percent of all clinical cases, and since the virus was first discovered, there has been approximately 1,500 documented cases with more than 1,000 deaths (World Health Organization, 2000). The form of the virus that is found in humans has been found mostly in central African areas that surround rainforests, such as Sudan, Gabon, Ivory Coast, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly known as Zaire). Within a timeframe of 19 years, two major outbreaks of the Ebola virus have occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which both had devastating effects with several hundred people infected and killed by the virus. The virus gained its name through association to the Ebola river, which runs through Yambuku, a village in the northwestern part of Congo, where the first outbreak surfaced."

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