Can chlorine kill the ebola virus?

Ebola Virus. "Ebolavirus is susceptible to 3% acetic acid, 1% glutaraldehyde, alcohol-based products, and dilutions (1:10-1:100 for ?10 minutes) of 5.25% household bleach (sodium hypochlorite), and calcium hypochlorite (bleach powder)" per PATHOGEN SAFETY DATA SHEET .

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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...

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...

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...

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

No. But there was scare about an airborne ebola virus (that luckily didn't cause illness in human) outside washington, dc in the early 1990s. Read richard preston's the hot zone for details about that. Read more...
Yes. There are two cases right now, in Atlanta, health care workers under extreme isolation conditions getting the best thought of treatment for the condition. No case has spontaneously been detected in the USA> Read more...
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...

How could one avoid ebola virus?

Don't go where it is. The first and most important risk factor for Ebola is: Travel to west Africa. It is really that simple. You can't catch it by casual contact and it is not thought to be airborne. Therefore, staying away from areas where Ebola is endemic (common in that area) is the surest way to avoid it. Read more...
Isolate contaminated. Avoid contact with body fluids. However, not likely you will get ebola virus unless you are in an area where ebola is edemic. Read more...
Ebola. Avoid areas with an Ebola outbreak. This virus is not air borne so less chance of spreading . Check out the cdc website for more info. Read more...
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...

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...
Nucleic acid. Ebola, like all viruses has an outer protein coat which protects it and allows penetration into the cells of its victims. What happens is a cell is penetrated and the nucleic acid replicating machinery is taken over by the virus which then makes duplicates of itself. The cell then ruptures, releasing a shower of virus to spread elsewhere in the body, repeating the infection. Read more...
Ebola RNA. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php * "Ebola is an elongated filamentous virus, which can vary between 800 - 1000 nm in length, and can reach up to 14000 nm long (due to concatamerization) with a uniform diameter of 80 nm." "Each virion contains a single-strand of non-segmented, negative-sense viral genomic RNA." Read more...