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Question: how does the Ebola virus work
disease, ebola, virus
Asked by bethany bob to Andy, Duane, Giovanna, Katie, Theresia on 17 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by riannrayne.
answered on 17 Nov 2014:
It is transmitted by bodily fluids such as blood, vomit or faeces. It then gets into the body and causes the symptoms of fever and vomitting etc
answered on 18 Nov 2014:
I believe it is a very extreme fever and causes severe dehydration
answered on 21 Nov 2014:
As the guys have said it can be passed through human contact or through the contact of bodily fluids and causes alot of pain and suffering too. Hopefully we can find a cure for it soon.
bethany bob commented on 18 Nov 2014:
but what part of it actually kills you
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Duane commented on 18 Nov 2014:
It is the dehydration and the bleeding from membranes probably. A very high fever could also damage tissue
Andy commented on 18 Nov 2014:
I think it is the extreme dehydration that can cause internal bleeding and also produce a coma like state through exhaustion
I think bleeding from membranes is caused by clotting disorders related to the effect of the infection on platelets. Dehydration may increase clotting but the reduction in blood volume would not tend to cause haemorrhagic disease
Katie commented on 21 Nov 2014:
I think the guys here have this covered. It a horrible disease and we need to find a cure.
why are you only just finding a cure for Ebola,when it has been out for years?
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