How the Ebola Virus is Transmitted and Makes Us Sick

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How the Ebola Virus is Transmitted and Makes Us Sick

  1. 1. Ebola hemo_rrhagic fever . Spreading in West Africa . Highest number of fatalities ever . The need for a vaccine is Outbreak in Africa: The facts SUOH BT Than eller i and it could e on the horizon Transmission lntroduced to_humans by: Fruit bats are Close contact with the blood or thou ht to be secretions of infected animals - natura hosts of usually due eating bushmeat the virus , Spread between people by: . Direct exposure to blood or secretions of infected animals . Exposure to objects that are contaminated with t infected secretions - such as needles y l . Burial ceremonies where j; s_ mourners_are in direct I contact with the deceased Usually. , it occurs in sporadic outbreaks But the disease is deadly of the time The current i outbreak m i Guinea i Sierra " Leone Liberia li , Act Beganin * r “Guinea in iviarch 2014 i with . i currently Suspected and confirmed cases Llilllllllll S"ii'a. ins of 'the Ebola. virus Bundibugyo ebolavirus (BDBV) -ftfiil/ ;t/ [e Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) '7 Responsible for current outbreak Reston ebolavirus (RESTV) Sudan ebolavirus (suov) -Ãiággfijii- Tai Forest ebolavirus CTAFV) Tre at m e n an. : 7 , , Eee* 'l i; i: 4 *x ' 4-. V8_ “Cfllfiâ 'CJÖITOFWESCTS L l LeafBios ZMapp i is made of three monoclonal anitbodies, targetting the Ebola Zaire virus as a post exposure treatment TKM Ebola from Tekmira is a lipid nanoparticle RNAi - drug which targets -l three of the 7 genes l of the Ebola virus l 'i AVI-7537 from US Department of Sarepta Defense signed pharmaceuticals is $140 million a modified RNA contract with molecule that has Tekmira to advance shown effectiveness research on drug innon human primates against the Zaire Ebolavirus Strategy and innovation in vaccines sources: Outbreak updates. The World Health Organisation

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