The Ebola virus is found in mostly Africa in the country of Zaire

The Ebola virus is found in mostly Africa in the country of Zaire

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1 The Ebola virus is found mostly in Africa, with the largest outbreaks occurring in the country of Zaire. The virus is known to cause Ebola hemorrhagic fever which is almost always deadly. The symptoms of the disease always begin with a fever and muscle aches. The disease symptoms then progress to chills, sore throat, weakness and severe headaches; along with organ failure and shock (Ebola Virus and Marburg Virus, 2007). A lot of bleeding also occurs and some people have been known to bleed from their nose, mouth, rectum, eyes and ears. People who have Ebola suffer from a variety of different complications. It is a very quick disease; it can take only 2 days for symptoms to occur and people die from it in ten (Ebola Virus and Marburg Virus, 2007). The death rate for Ebola is 50%-90%, the 90% usually occurs in large outbreaks when the disease cannot be contained (Ebola Virus and Marburg Virus, 2007). The main reason the virus is so deadly is that it attacks the immune system’s ability to attack the virus. For the people that do survive the disease the recovery is very slow and brings with it hair loss, sensory changes, hepatitis, testicular inflammation, and fatigue (Ebola Virus and Marburg Virus, 2007). The disease is a septicemic disease because it infects the blood stream. The Ebola virus is considered an acute infection (Tortora, 2007). Agent:
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MCB 2004 taught by Professor Reeves during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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The Ebola virus is found in mostly Africa in the country of Zaire

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