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Any description of the ebola virus and scientific details on how it attacks the human cells as different from other viruses?

Any description of the ebola virus and scientific details on how it attacks the human cells as different from other viruses?

Ebola Virus: See: http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng. Php *”Ebola virions enter host cells through endocytosis and replication occurs in the cytoplasm. Upon infection, the virus affects the host blood coagulative and immune defense system and leads to severe immunosuppression”. ...Read more

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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in ...Read more

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact?

Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more

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How could one avoid ebola virus?

Not difficult: Ebola is spread by direct contact with the body and fluids of an infected person. It does not spread through air, flood or other means. So if you do not travel to West Africa, and stay away from any known case you will not be exposed nor get infected. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the inside of an ebola virus?

RNA: Each ebola virion contains one molecule of single-stranded, negative-sense RNA (genetic material). New viral particles are created by budding from the surface of their hosts' cells.

I am attaching two very good link to the cdc about ebola virus.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/ebola/
http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/virus-families/filoviridae. Html. ...Read more

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How would someone know if they had the ebola virus?

How would someone know if they had the ebola virus?

Geography: You would have to have taken a trip to one of the countries in Central Africa which has the disease in active form. You would need direct exposure to a victim or the remains of a victim. The early symptoms are profound ill feeling, severe headache and weakness. Fever develops and hemorrhage is common. You will quickly lose consiousness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is ebola virus being contained?

Can you tell me how is ebola virus being contained?

Esolation: Any case or likely case is identified, contained and isolated from the general population. Health workers wear protective clothing. The bodies of the dead should be cremated as the fluids in the dead person are infectious. World health organizations have been activated to deal with this and almost certainly it will be contained in Central Africa. Meanwhile laboratory workers look for a vaccin ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ebola virus?

Ebola virus: Ebola virus is the cause of Ebola which is a hemorrhagic fever that affects humans & other primates. ...Read more

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Would the Ebola virus die through a washer and dryer cycle?

Would the Ebola virus die through a washer and dryer cycle?

Ebola Inactivation: Please see “Pathogen Safety Data Sheet- Infectious Substances” for Ebola @ http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng. Php ** SECTION IV - STABILITY & VIABILITY > PHYSICAL INACTIVATION. “Ebola are moderately thermolabile and can be inactivated by heating for 30 minutes to 60 minutes at 60°C, boiling for 5 minutes, or gamma irradiation (1.2 x106 rads to 1.27 x106 rads) combined wi ...Read more

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Ebola virus india

Ebola - virus: See: http://www. Dailymail. Co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2791500/india-inadequately-prepared-ebola-fear-medical-experts. Html. It's indicated that there have been no confirmed Ebola cases in India but there is also some concern expressed about India's state of preparedness should Ebola find it's way there. ...Read more

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What is Ebola virus disease?

Ebola virus: A recently discovered viral illness from West Africa. Early symptoms 2-21 days after infection-sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and sore throat. Some patientsdevelop rash, red eyes, hiccups, chest pains and difficulty breathing and swallowing. It may progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function and sometimes internal and external hemorrhaging & death. ...Read more

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What temperature will kill the ebola virus?

Ebola virus: Ebola are moderately thermolabile and can be inactivated by heating for 30 minutes to 60 minutes at 60°C or boiling for 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Which type of cells does ebola virus infect?

Several types...: Ebola virus is the cause of a very serious form of hemorrhagic febrile illness that has a very high mortality rate. Ebola virus can infect several types of human cells. One of the most important of these is human lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Does the ebola virus cause the victim to have hostility?

Does the ebola virus cause the victim to have hostility?

Ebola: If a patient with Ebola infection is suffering from delerium it may lead to behavioral changes. ...Read more

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What temperature is high enough to kill the ebola virus?

What temperature is high enough to kill the ebola virus?

Ebola: Ebola are moderately thermolabile and can be inactivated by heating for 30 minutes to 60 minutes at 60°C or boiling for 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Can mosquito transmit Ebola virus as it does for malaria?

Can mosquito transmit Ebola virus as it does for malaria?

Ebola: Not yet. The virus does not survive in the mosquito's saliva. Mutations occur with some frequency but this has not yet transpired. The only means of transmission so far have been from some unknown animal reservoir (bats are suspected) or from human to human by bodily excretions (including sweat, saliva, stools, vomit, and so on.) ...Read more

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What is the inside of an ebola virus? Why is it so deadly?

What is the inside of an ebola virus? Why is it so deadly?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae) See: http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng. Php *”Ebola virions enter host cells through endocytosis and replication occurs in the cytoplasm. Upon infection, the virus affects the host blood coagulative and immune defense system and leads to severe immunosuppression”. ...Read more

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What is the inside of an ebola virus? Why is it so deadly?

Ebola: See: http://www. Phac-aspc. Gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng. Php *”Ebola virions enter host cells through endocytosis and replication occurs in the cytoplasm. Upon infection, the virus affects the host blood coagulative and immune defense system and leads to severe immunosuppression”. ...Read more

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What happens to the Ebola virus while it is in the waste stream?

What happens to the Ebola virus while it is in the waste stream?

Please clarify.: Waste Stream - are you referring to excretion of virus through urine or feces? If yes, transmission of ebola virus is possible. ...Read more

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Will ebola virus in its current form will ever become a pandemic?

Aggressive attempts: At containment are being made to prevent this from happening. Transmission is from someone who has signs of infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Because Ebola virus is not air-borne & is only transmitted once symptomatic it simplifies containment. ...Read more

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I've been reading that sweat is a way of transmitting the Ebola virus. Is this true?

Yes: According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the most common victims of the ebola virus and how does it attack and spread?

At this point: The most common victims are people in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone.Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. ...Read more

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Dear Doctors, I wcwant uto ask about the physical signs of the Ebola virus before it spread. Thank you?

Ebola Virus: An individual who is infected with the Ebola virus will not be able to transmit the virus until they manifest fever/ symptoms. Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How can I prevent Ebola virus from hitting us? Live in the middle of nowhere and far far away from society??

Living where you do: Is protective in and of itself. There have been no Ebola cases in Canada. There have been 3 cases that were diagnosed on the continent of North America. One is deceased. One is at Emory Univ Hospital (Atlanta, GA) & the other is at The National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD).They are safely contained & their contacts are being monitored. Since Ebola is not an airborne virus & one must be > ...Read more

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What's the immediate precaution we can take if ebola virus detected? Mention medical tests which we will have to take?

A/w Dr. Lindquist: Per the CDC, Ebola can be tested w/i a few days after sx's begin w: ELISA (antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay), IgM ELISA, PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) & isolation of the virus. Later in course of disease can be tested by looking for IgM & IgG antibioties. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/ ** Isolation & hospitalzation are needed if acutely ill due to Ebola. ...Read more

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Is the ebola virus in Ghana?

Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www. Gov. Uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana

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