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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/11/11 By: Jessica Davis Ms. Silva – Microbiology Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
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5/11/11 Ebola virus is a member of the Filoviridae viruses, a family of viruses that cause severe and frequently fatal hemorrhagic fevers Single stranded ribonucleic acid, each virus is a thread enveloped by protein- coated RNA Viral Structure of Ebola Distinct characteristic “6” shape ss, negative sense RNA At least a 30% genetic variation between the different Ebola strains
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Five different strains of the Ebola virus have been identified in Africa and America, which include: Reston (initially from the Philippines) Zaire (most lethal) Sudan Ivory Coast (rarest) Uganda ( Bundibugyo ebolavirus) Ebola Zaire (EBO-Z): a < 90% death rate Ebola Sudan (EBO-Z): lower death rate Ebola Reston: a 71% death rate Ebola Cote d’ Ivory: no reported fatalities Bundibugyo ebolavirus: a 71% death rate All strains of Ebola are classified as Biosafety Level 4, meaning Hazmat suits, multiple airlocks, ultraviolet light rooms. Workers must be cleared to handle BSL4. Strains
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