An analysis of the origins and causes of the ebola virus

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An analysis of the origins and causes of the ebola virus

Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of Ebola and Marburg virus diseases. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented in magnitude and duration and, as of November 30,shows no signs of abating.

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Investigation suggested that environmental factors are also associated with transmission of Ebola virus disease EVD particularly to the drier conditions at the end of the rainy season and may enhance transmission of Ebola virus from its cryptic reservoir to humans Doctors are trying several experimental treatments on patients.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Democratic Republic of the Congo, determinants of survival. At the moment, treatment for Ebola is limited to intensive supportive care and includes: balancing the patient's fluids and electrolytes maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure treating a patient for any complicating infections Ebola vaccines In Octoberthe World Health Organization WHO organized an expert consultation to assess, test, and eventually license two promising Ebola vaccines: cAd3-ZEBOV - GlaxoSmithKline has developed this vaccine in collaboration with the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIH.

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Neonates born to mothers with EVD have not survived; in the outbreak in Zaire, which was linked to receipt of injections using contaminated needles and where a disproportionately high proportion of EBOV-infected women were pregnant, there were 11 neonates born to mothers with EVD; all died within 19 days of life. The GP1 subunit is responsible for receptor binding while GP2 subunit anchors the glycoprotein into the viral membrane. J Infect Dis Suppl 1 : S These viruses differ in their virulence for humans. Indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids. Wilson ME. The largest outbreak is the ongoing epidemic in some specific areas of West Africa including main targets of Guinea and Sierra Leone. Only those who live in an area affected by Ebola and medical professionals are in danger of contracting the virus. Infection and Mode of Action of Ebola Virus 36 8. In women who have been infected while breastfeeding, the virus may persist in breast milk.

Doctors advise anyone who is recovering from Ebola to use condoms or to refrain from intercourse for three months. The hope is that the survivor's antibodies will help the recipient's immune system fight off the virus. WHO has set up a page that offers insight into the lives of survivors of Ebola.

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Human lysosomal cholesterol transporter Niemann-Pick C1 NPC1 fulfills a cardinal property of viral receptors and binds specifically to viral GP 30 Persistence and genetic stability of Ebola virus during the outbreak in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda ministry of health UMOH declared deaths of 39 persons in this outbreak in Bundibugyo district Birds, plants, and arthropods are also regarded as possible reservoirs of this virus.

Like other viruses of its kind, it is possible that the reservoir host animal of Ebola virus does not experience acute illness despite the virus being present in its organs, tissues, and blood.

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