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Ebola has been around for decades, centuries, whatever; and people have been traveling back and forth, from Africa to the US, for decades; so then, how is it possible that it's just NOW arriving in the U.S., and other places around the world????
Question: How do people with Ebola, end up dying?
Do you always live your life in fear? Ebola, terrorist, uuuuuuhm you're own shadow....
Don't worry, i won't be wondering how it happened, i'm praying that it happens. LITERALLY. I really, really, really HOPE Ebola is REAL! Like LITERALLY! I'm hoping this is IT. Wipe out mankind!
Once the Ebola virus makes its way into the body, it gets in the body's cells and replicates itself. "Then it comes bursting out of our cells and produces this protein that wreaks havoc," Bhadelia explained. The protein is called ebolavirus glycoprotein, and attaches to the cells on the inside of the blood vessels. This increases permeability of the blood vessels -- leading to blood leaking out of the vessels. "The virus causes derangement in the body's ability to coagulate and thicken the blood," she said. Even people who don't show hemorrhagic symptoms will experience this leaking of blood from the vessels -- which can eventually lead to shock and, ultimately, death.
The Ebola virus is also a master of evading the body's natural defenses: It blocks the signaling to cells called neutrophils, which are white blood cells that are in charge of raising the alarm for the immune system to come and attack. In fact, Ebola will infect immune cells and travel in those cells to other parts of the body -- including the liver, kidney, spleen and brain.
Each time one of the cells is infected with the Ebola virus and bursts, spilling out its contents, the damage and presence of the virus particles activates molecules called cytokines. In a healthy body, these cytokines are responsible for provoking an inflammatory response so that the body knows it's being attacked. But in the case of an Ebola patient, "it's such an overwhelming release [of cytokines], that's what's causing the flu-like symptoms" that are the first sign of Ebola, Bhadelia said.
It's transmitted through exposure to an animal that carries the virus (such as a bat or primate)
Thank God, the dog is safe. [[[/endsarcasm]]]
The dog owned by Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who was the first person known to be infected with Ebola in the U.S., is quarantined and doing well, animal officials say.
originally posted by: bludragin
a reply to: badgerprints
I have friends in West Africa. I can assure you, the Ebola outbreak is real. If you want to be angry about something, be angry at the complete ineptitude of our government and the CDC. Together, through their bumbling ineptitude, they have allowed the Ebola virus to take root in the US.