Essay about Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?

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Intro to Environmental Science
Wendy Greenberg
Biodiversity Article Review
16 September 2014
Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?
By Diane Cole
September 16, 2014
The article “Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest” is saying that Ebola is becoming one of the deadliest diseases around. There have been over 2,500 deaths already and over 5,000 people have become infected. There is a higher percentage rate of getting healthier if one goes and gets treatment. “In low- and middle-income countries, only limited medical care may be available, if that.”
The main issue of concern is that more and more people each day are getting infected and dying with this very dangerous disease. WebMD says, “As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding.” 90 percent of the people that carry this virus die.
In the past 3 months over five thousand people have been infected. Only 2,540 are still alive. That is a survival rate of less than 48 percent. Conventional medicine admits they have no cure for the Ebola Disease, but according to http://www.cdc.gov there is a vaccine called Zmapp. “It has not yet been tested in humans for safety or effectiveness. The product is a combination of three different monoclonal antibodies that bind to the protein of the Ebola virus.”
In this article I learned that Ebola is becoming a very dangerous virus. “The typical source is likely to be an affected animal (sometimes a primate). In the preface to human outbreaks, we see the loss of gorillas and other great apes in the vicinity where people become ill. The initial infection is through bush meat. If there are infected bats—or primates used as protein—in the process of butchering them, a person gets in contact with blood. (Marc Silver, National Geographic).” If you think you have symptoms or if you know you have the symptoms of Ebola go to the hospital and…