The Ebola Virus

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The Ebola Virus

•Once the virus enters the body, it attacks and infects several types of immune cells. •The virus first infects the body’s dendritic cells which are responsible for the T cells that result in the T cells dyeing before they kill off the infected cells before they could spread.•The virus then attacks the natural killer cells and the god cells macrophage and monocyte which manipulates then into causing the blood vesicles to release blood. •While rapidly multiplying the virus attacks every organ and tissue in the body especially the liver.•This causes the immune system to activate the cytokine storm which results in calesterial damage that causes blood to poor out of body, blood Cloughs and organ failures due to loss of blood.


What happens at a Celluar Level

Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a deadly, often fatal infection in humans. (WHO, 2015)The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50% but case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks. (WHO, 2015)It is believed that bats have initially transmitted the Ebola virus to humans from bats however it can be transmitted in several ways through humans once a person is infected. There are 5 strands of Ebola with the most leathal being zebov.

What is Ebola?

The Ebola Virus Part 1

Some symptions of Ebola include:•Red eyes•Vomiting•Diarrhoea•Raised rash•Chest pain and cough•Stomach pain, Nausea•Severe weight loss•Bleeding from eyes.


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