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  • Dead Zaire Ebola Virus
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    Ebola Virus or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is one of the most deadly viruses known to mankind. The strength and amount of time it lasts varies with different strains, but Ebola kills 50 to 90% of the people it infects. As of July 1, 1995,573 deaths have been reported due to the disease. It was first identified in 1975 in Zaire, when a small village was almost entirely whipped out and 340 people ended up dead. Ebola is a member of a group of RNA viruses called Filo viruses. There are three known stra...
  • Bad Of A Virus As Ebola Zaire
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    Ebola-Pronunciation: E-'bO-l&, i-, e- Function: noun Etymology: Ebola River, Zaire, site of an outbreak of the virus in 1976 Date: 1977: An RNA-containing virus of African origin that causes an often fatal Hemorrhagic fever - called also Ebola. Zaire, 1976 A strange virus kills 340 of Zaire's natives. This virus has never been seen by man, so there is no cure. Three out of four people die, and the fourth person, who lives, will suffer severely. This virus is believed to come from the Ebola River...
  • Strain Of The Ebola Virus
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    The Hot Zone: A Reaction The Hot Zone written by Robert Preston is a true story describing twenty-three years of shocking and frightening outbreaks of three deadly, incurable filo viruses: Marburg, Ebola Sudan, and Ebola Zaire. In the book, these highly infectious viruses sweep through Africa with a horrifying and devastating range of effects, killing 50% to 90% of their victims. The filo viruses did not remain in the rain forest of central Africa; they also appeared on the other side of the wor...
  • Natural Reservoir For The Virus
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    Ebola Virus With a ninety percent mortality rate, high mutation capability, and opportunities for genetic re-assortment Ebola Zaire is one of the most deadly and unforgiving viruses in the known world. A new family of viruses, was first discovered in 1967 Marburg W. Germany. Ebola Zaire was first isolated in 1976 at Center of Disease Control, Port on Down in the UK, and at the Institute for Tropical Diseases in Antwerp, Belgium. Immunological uniqueness was found in the laboratory of Dr. Karl Jo...
  • Ebola Virus
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    Ebola March 1, 1996 Imagine going on vacation to a foreign country and when you come home you are horribly sick. Your head hurts, you have a high fever, and you start vomiting. Chances are that you may have contracted the Ebola virus. Ebola was first discovered in the village of Yambuku (1) near the Ebola River in Zaire. Since its discovery, there have been four outbreaks of this disease. There are three known strains, of variations of ebola. There is no known cure for this disease (2). Ebola ha...
  • Deadly Ebola Zaire Virus
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    Book Report: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston In October of l 989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died within a month. Dan Dalgard, the veterinarian who cared for the monkeys, feared they were dying from Simian Hemorrhagic Fever, a disease lethal to monkeys but harm...
  • Sudan String Of The Ebola Virus
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    Ebola Virus Abstract This topic was chosen because Ebola is a relentless killer. Ebola isn't publicized very much so it seems to be a wise topic to explore. This way others may be informed of one of the world's most powerful viruses. The purpose of this paper is to further educate all those interested in the powerful effects of the Ebola virus in its many forms. I. Introductory Statement II. History. Variations IV. Prevention V. Transmission VI. Signs VII. Symptoms V. Treatment IX. Containment X...

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