Why are the Effects of Ebola so Bad?

Ebola is a major problem in Africa, mainly because the country doesn't have clean supplies to prevent the virus.

When Ebola is not expected in a strand of DNA, there is a great panic inside of the lab it has been discovered in.

Ebola has become a problem in the human society, killing almost 10,000 people. It has infected 23,000 people, and more to come. The problem is, it has the world in a mad dash to keep their own countries safe, while they should be helping the main supplier -- Africa.

Most of the Ebola patients get the virus through dirty needles. Africa is too poor to buy cleaning supplies in the hospitals, so most patients are given shots using dirty needles, uncleaned from the last Ebola, fever, HIV, or even flu patient that used the same needle. The virus is received through blood, when the virus turns itself into negative RNA. RNA acts like message system in the body, working through cells. The virus then acts as a regular cell fraction, making millions of copies of itself and turning the entire cell into a virus factory. When many cells are turned into the factory-like virus producers, the cells spread around the body, forcing all cells to become virus builders. hen the virus has reached all that it needs to start, it turns all the negative RNA into positive RNA. Everything collapses, and white blood cells only win sometimes. Most of the people diagnosed with Ebola pull through, but some pass away because the body gives up.

Why are the effects of Ebola so bad? Ebola isn't some silly old joke, it's a real thing that's happened in Africa. Still spreading, it isn't as bad as it once was, but still taking down many people. Ebola effects are as bad as they are because of how the virus functions. The Ebola virus takes the veins in the body and overflows them. The virus swells the cells in the veins and arteries, and since veins have thinner walls than arteries, the veins pop and seep blood. The blood tries to escape anywhere it can -- the eyes, the mouth, the ears, and the nose. Other side effects (vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and headaches) are nothing compared to the bleeding, even though they appear in every patient and end up much more common than bleeding.

Americans, as well as many other countries can help stop Ebola. With clean medical equipment and funding for hospitals, Africa could be the end of the disease, and with that, humans can stop any disease, even cancer. All it takes is one simple movement to change everything.

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