The Ebola Virus Term Paper by Master Researcher

An overview of this virus and its effect on human beings.
# 39846 | 862 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 14, 2003 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper explores the biology of the Ebola virus and its effects on the human body. The paper also discusses the spread of the virus through human populations and the status of a possible vaccine for the Ebola virus.

The Biology of the Ebola Virus
The Effects of Ebola Virus on the Human Body
The Spread of Ebola Through Human Populations
The Status of a Possible Vaccine for the Ebola Virus

From the Paper:

"The Ebola virus belongs to the family of RNA viruses called Filoviridae that cause severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and non-human primates. Under the electron microscope, filoviruses appear in several shapes, including long filaments, or circles. Viral filaments can measure up to 14,000 nanometers in length, and each virion contains one molecule of single-stranded, negative-sense RNA. New viral particles are created as they bud off from the surface of their hosts' cells, however, filoviral replication is not completely understood.
"Four species of Ebola virus have been identified: Ebola-Ivory Coast, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Zaire, and Ebola-Reston. Ebola-Reston is the only known filovirus that does not cause severe disease in humans; it can, however, be fatal in monkeys. Ebola viral isolates from the 1976 and 1995 Zairian outbreaks are 99% similar, which suggests that Ebola is not evolving at a fast rate (Sanchez et al.: 1993; 228)."

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