Ebola Virus - information on the virus **School Essay**

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The Ebola virus is a deadly virus in the filovirus family. The filovirus family consists of Ebola Zaire, the most virulent of the Ebola viruses, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Reston, and Marburg. The Ebola Zaire virus has a 90% kill rate but has not been proved to be airborne. Ebola Zaire broke out in 1976 and killed around 500 people according to most sources. Ebola Sudan is less virulent but still kills almost 70% of all it's victims over 50% more …

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…monkey. There was also an outbreak in monkey's in a monkey house in Texas, no humans were infected. This was in 1996. There are a couple major agencies that handle any outbreaks or treatment they include: The CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention located in Atlanta, WHO, World Health Organization, and USAMRIID, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease. They are trying to find a vaccine for Ebola as are they containing outbreaks.