Epidemiology of Ebola virus

Radović, Tihana (2015) Epidemiology of Ebola virus. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Genus Ebolavirus, as well as genus Marburgvirus, is a member of family Filoviridae. There are five known species of genus Ebolavirus (Zaire ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, Reston ebolavirus, Ivory Coast ebolavirus and Bandibugyo ebolavirus), all having negative- sense single stranded RNA genome. The main sources of infection are animals – fruit bats and monkeys. The first outbreak of this Ebolavirus was observed in 1976 in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then the virus has spread to other parts of Africa but also sporadically to other parts of the world. The last case of Ebolavirus outbreak was observed in 2014/2015 in Africa with the morality of 70%. Preventive measures during the contant with animals, as possible sources of the infection, and proper hygiene are essential to prevent future outbreaks.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Černi, Silvija
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 20
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 13:23
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 13:23
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4737

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