Ebola, or a form of hemorrhagic fever, is a fatal virus spread through contact of bodily fluids and can be found all over the world and should be feared by everyone. Although the virus cannot be spread through sweat or tears it can be spread through any other bodily fluids. This horrid virus has the capability of killing a person just as quickly as they become infected with it. First discovered in 1976 on the African continent, Ebola continues to take lives of many today. Although the illness is mostly found in third world countries, such as Uganda and Sudan, and festers in areas where the host species lives; it is possible for Ebola to be brought into an unaffected region by a human or animal host. ”Non- human primates are highly susceptible to the lethal effects of the virus therefore do not represent a natural reservoir for the EBOV infection” (Taylor& Francis 47). There are no treatments or vaccines to prevent Ebola from entering one’s body or stop the infection once it has been contracted thus, Ebola can be considered as an incurable disease. Not only does Ebola take over the bodies of humans, it is found in numerous species of primates and rodents classifying Ebola as a zoonotic virus. This means that the disease can affect humans and animals alike. Hemorrhagic fever has similar symptoms as any other fever, including chills and sweating, but what makes it different is that is causes bleeding from basically every orifice of one’s body such as the mouth, ears, and eyes. A person who has contracted the virus will experience organ failure throughout their body. One can also become delirious, go into a coma, or start having uncontrollable seizures. Furthermore, the Ebola virus attacks the blood clotting cells, so once the bleeding of an area begins, there is no stop to it, and the virus achieves success in killing their host. Also, if that victim is a pregnant woman, the virus leads to unprompted abortion of the fetus and causes hemorrhaging of the mother resulting in death of both of them (R.C Locsin 157). Even after death, the host body is still highly infectious and must be cremated to kill the virus. Not everyone who comes in contact with Ebola face death, as there are survivors in many of the major cases of Ebola. However, anyone who encounters this horrendous virus must suffer through each and every unbearable symptom which are simply ruthless in their own sense. Currently we have not isolated it like we have smallpox, rubella etcetera. The reason why we have not is because we do not have a vaccine for this complex protein. Scientists are working harder than ever to find a vaccine for this disease because the fear of another country weaponizing is just uncomprehendable on how much destruction this biological weapon could do (FernandoL.M…). Any country that came into contact with this would be facing an epidemic to say the least there would be no stopping it. The virus could decimate an entire country or continent of people depending on how it was released and spread by people. The incubation period of Ebola is estimated to be between three to 11 days which means that the virus can already be can already be in the host before seeing symptoms (R.C.Locsin 157). The time of contracting the virus until death is appromatley 48 hours. The fatality rate is between 50 -90% of the victim who has contracted it (Rozzano C.Locsin). There have been some recent outbreaks in Africa in the past few years. There are different strains of the virus which affect the person differently all depending on where they have contracted the Ebola disease. Some strands are less deadly, but on the other hand, there are a few strands that are just plain fatal. In the Bundibugyo province of Uganda there were 93 presumed cases of the Ebola infection. However only 56 of those cases were confirmed in the laboratory and of those 56 only 37 had been killed. The mortality rate of this case in 2007 was 66%. How some of these people survived were because their body’s immune system fought off the disease. The ones who do survive have to live with the effects of the virus long after they have eradicated it from their bodies. Why this was so deadly and infectious is because in the third world countries in Africa they do not have the medical procedures and virus control capabilities as we do in the states (Paul Roddy…1-11). Ebola is an extremely deadly disease that nobody should have to be put through. Their hospitals were no more than tents out in the middle of nowhere with little and limited supplies to treat the infected. The quarantine tents we not fully enclosed to keep the virus locked up. Ebola Hemorrhagic fever is mostly found in the third world countries but can be spread all over if not properly contained and properly quarantined. Ebola can only be spread through bodily fluids as of right now it has not jumped to an airborne virus. Still to this day, Ebola does not have a vaccine to prevent it nor any therapeutic treatments. The virus was found in 1976 and continues to have outbreaks and there is little or no help for the victims besides comfort. The virus is zoonotic so it needs a natural reservoir to survive in before the disease gets transmitted to the victims. These natural reservoirs are typically rodents a pig like animals. The host can have the disease without even knowing it due to its long incubation period and can be spread very quickly without even them knowing it. This virus is one of the most deadly diseases anyone can catch because there are no vaccines for it so it is almost certain death if caught. Works Citied `Melito, P. L. 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