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Ebola Virus Scientific Name
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”.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 inSee 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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 vaccinSee 1 more doctor answer
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 wiSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.)See 1 more doctor answer
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”.