are the facts.
- Highly contagious
form of viral hemorrhagic fever
- Melts internal
organs, causes bodily fluids to pour from every orifice
death in up to 90% of all victims
- Virus stays
alive in bodies of the dead for three days
- 1st identified
in 1976, in Africa.The big unknown how it lives in nature
by direct contact with the secretions of infected persons
- No vaccine
factors: Fear, lack of protective equipment, phones and transportation,
distance from diagnostic labs
- Hosts: Humans,
monkeys, chimpanzees, domestic guinea pigs
does it look like?
The Ebola Virus, as
seen under a microscope
is it found?
in Africa. Primary countries include Democratic Republic of Congo,
Gabon, Sudan, The Ivory Coast, Uganda and Zaire
is it treated?
the latest thinking on a cure?
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