Virus Essays

The Rabies Virus

2.The rabies virus is in the family Rhabdoviridae in the Mononegavirale order of viruses. The rabies virus is usually bullet-shaped and is made of a long single-stranded spiral chain of RNA. The virus envelope is made of matrix protein and is studded with glycoproteins. 3.People usually contract rabies after they are bitten by an animal that has been infected with the rabies virus, though it has been shown that in rare cases rabies can infect people who just touch infected…

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Dengue Fever

Nowadays many people suffer from dengue. Dengue is the most common viral illness around the world caused by a small mosquito. Dengue fever is a quite dangerous febrile/feverish disease that can mainly be found in the tropics. Regrettably, it can lead to serious medical problems like dengue. To make the picture clearer, dengue fever is not caused by every mosquito. In fact, it is caused by the AedesAegypti mosquito which carries a deadly virus. An infected person might have a…

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Ebola Internet Scavenger Hunt

Then click on the menu button Ebola Hemorragic Fever Distribution Map Where do most of the Ebola outbreaks seem to occur? Most seem to occur in the Congo and Uganda. Now go back to the first page and click on Information on Ebola hemorrhagic fever Read through this fact sheet. What did you find interesting about Ebola? I found it interesting that Ebola has no carrier stat and because of the natural reservoir of the virus is unknown, the manner…

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Virus Ground Zero

Viruses need living things to survive. A virus finds a host cell and binds with it and replicates itself inside the host cell. The invaded host cell would finally break in the process releasing viruses and these new viruses would penetrate other cells. Viruses could be transmitted through air, through bites and stings of infected insects or through contaminated food. A virus can enter humans through the nose, mouth or breaks in the skin. Virus outbreaks such as in the…

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Chicken Pox

Children all over the world are exposed to numerous illnesses such as “Chicken Pox” during the early childhood years. It is know that if a child participate in group settings different illness will be common due to the potential for spreading germs. This Communicable illness paper examines one of many other illnesses in young children: Chicken pox. The paper gives support to readers on how to recognize and manage this infectious disease and to manage and recognize what chicken pox…

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Computer Virus

The emergence of technological innovations such as the advent of computer and computer programs, also paved way for the birth of certain viruses that can disrupt software programs. These viruses infect a program and allow it to spread from one computer to the others (“Viruses”). As it transfers from one computer to another, it leaves complications or ailments that like human viruses, has varying degrees of severity. Some are merely designed to annoy the computer user while others can destroy…

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Outbreak

The virologists determined the identity of the virus causing the disease by taking blood samples from the people who were sick or who were getting sick, the n they put them under the microscope and studied them. They tracked the epidemic down by following where people were getting sick; the virologists finally followed the virus back to the ship that was carrying all the animals and the monkey. They conquered the virus by taking the serum from the host after…

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