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A History of the Ebola Virus

Summary: Describes the lifecycle of the Ebola virus. Explains where the first outbreaks were and its infection rate. Also describes symptoms and ways of prevention.
Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone, calls Ebola the, "Molecular shark." It kills its victim little by little while they are still alive. (Altman 104) Ebola is believed to be the deadliest viral disease by bleeding. It is known to attack everything in the human body, but the skeletal muscle and bone. The name Ebola comes for the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Dudley 22) The Ebola Virus is one of the two members of the filovirus family. (Ryan 244) The other member of the family is hemorrhagic fever which Ebola cause you to get the fever. There are four different strains of Ebola each similar to one another. Researchers believe that the virus is animal-borne and is normally in animal host that is native to Africa. The Ebola cannot survive by itself and needs either a host or a reservoir for...

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