Ebola Research Paper

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In 1898, Friedrich Loeffler and Paul Frosch found evidence that the main cause of foot-and-mouth disease in livestock was an infectious particle smaller than any bacteria(1). This was the first hint of the existence of viruses, genetic entities that is known as a non-living things (1). The viruses can be defined as acellular organisms which have DNA or RNA as a nucleic acid(9). A lot of viruses appeared in our world that is actually threatening our lives. For example, HIV, Corona and Ebola. All of these viruses infect all types of living organisms(9). One of the most viruses that appeared recently is Ebola. This essay will define Ebola virus, know from where got started and discuss how this virus spreads and is transmitted.…show more content…
In other words, Ebola virus is an RNA virus that causes severe and highly lethal fever and bleeding disorders(3). Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), previously is known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF)(4). EVD appeared for the first time in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks(5). First one was in Nzara, Sudan and Yambuku. The second one happened in a village near the Ebola river, from which the disease takes its name and it is located in Democratic Republic of Congo(5). The most affected countries from this disease since it was discovered in 1976 so far are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone(5). The reason behind the prevalence of the disease in these countries because of the weak health systems and the lack of infrastructural resources(5). In conclusion, Ebola virus causes fearsome…show more content…
They may resemble to fever and other illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the signs of Ebola may appear from two days to three weeks, but the average takes eight to ten days(10). The initial symptoms are usually high fever, headache, muscle ashes, stomach pain and diarrhea(7). After that, as the virus get advanced, the patients might develop other signs that include mainly bleeding both inside and outside the body such as eyes and mucosal surfaces(7). To conclude, the symptoms of Ebola virus might resemble to other diseases and take three days to three weeks to

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