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Guide to the History and Pathology of the Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus consists of a single-stranded, RNA virus of the Filoviridae family and is responsible for Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. Ebola HF was first detected around September of 1976 in Sudan and the former Zaïre (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). As of September 2010, some 1850 cases with more than 1200 fatalities are attributed to this violent virus, which attacks organs of the bodies of both humans and primates. The exact origin of Ebola has not been ascertained, though at present suspicions rest on the fruit bat. A cure has not yet been found. Let Bright Hub contributors keep you informed of the latest developments and discoveries concerning the dreaded Ebola virus and the search for a cure.

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Ebola is a deadly viral pathogen that's killed over 1200 people since the first outbreak in 1976. Despite exhaustive studies its natural reservoir is unknown, but the evidence is...

A Look at the Ebola Virus

Ebola virus is one of the most deadly disease-causing agents in the world, proving fatal in most, but not all cases. There are five distinct species and they cause Ebola haemorrhagic...

Brief History of the Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is one of nature's most feared pathogens. Highly virulent and dangerous it causes haemorrhagic fever which damages major organs and blood vessels. There is no known...

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    Fruit Bats as Reservoirs of Ebola Virus

    Ebola is a deadly viral pathogen that's killed over 1200 people since the first outbreak in 1976. Despite exhaustive studies its natural reservoir is unknown, but the evidence is stacking up that fruit...

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    Brief History of the Ebola Virus

    The Ebola virus is one of nature's most feared pathogens. Highly virulent and dangerous it causes haemorrhagic fever which damages major organs and blood vessels. There is no known cure. Find out more...

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    How the Ebola Virus Affects the Human Body

    The Ebola virus is a member of the Filoviridae family of RNA viruses. It causes an often fatal disease in humans called Ebola hemorrhagic fever....

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    A Look at the Ebola Virus

    Ebola virus is one of the most deadly disease-causing agents in the world, proving fatal in most, but not all cases. There are five distinct species and they cause Ebola haemorrhagic fever, a highly contagious...

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