Ebola 101 | National Geographic

Ebola 101 | National Geographic


– [Angeli Gabriel] Blood
clots begin to form, internal organs begin to fail, and in a matter of days, the
body hemorrhages and dies. Terrors all caused by a
nightmare come to life. Ebola is a rare but
extremely dangerous disease. It’s classified as one of
the most lethal diseases on the planet with a
fatality rate of up to 90%. Ebola is caused by six species of virus with four known to cause
sickness in humans, and each is named after the
locations of their outbreaks. The first known species
was Zaire ebolavirus discovered in 1976 near
Zaire’s Ebola River, a river fated to become the
namesake of all Ebola viruses. Like all viruses, Ebola viruses infect and feed off of their hosts
starting on a microscopic level. The viruses, which are
string-like structures, contain genetic information in the form of ribonucleic acid, or RNA. Encasing the RNA are layers of proteins. The proteins on the outermost
layer are highly versatile, capable of changing shape and binding to different types of cells within a host. When binding occurs, the Ebola
virus fuses with a host cell, allowing the virus’ RNA
to infiltrate the cell and to replicate the virus from within. This infection quickly spreads to countless cells throughout the body, resulting in some of the most terrifying symptoms known to man. Within eight to 10 days, those
infected by the Ebola virus may experience symptoms
drastically ranging in severity from fevers to diarrhea and vomiting to internal and external
bleeding, often from the eyes. While outbreaks have been caused by multiple species of Ebola virus, the strain with the highest fatality rate was the first to be
discovered, Zaire ebolavirus. In 2014, it caused the most
severe outbreak in history, sweeping through western Africa and resulting in over 11,000 deaths, more than all earlier Ebola
outbreaks put together. At this point, no cure for Ebola exists. Plus, the communities
most likely to be affected do not have sufficient
access to healthcare. In the mean time, international
efforts are being made to develop and test vaccines that could potentially stop the
disease once and for all. (somber music)

100 thoughts on “Ebola 101 | National Geographic

  1. The Ebola virus causes a disease that kills up to 90 percent of those who contract it, but a promising vaccine could provide protection. To learn more, you can read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2Lx5ymT

  2. Everyone talking 'bout how they don't want Ebola and I'm here sittin'
    Ebola what?
    Soup?

    Sorry I know this was serious, But I need to lighten the mood a bit.

  3. I now wonder uf ill sleep tonight

    Probably not

    Im feel proud of those who risked their lives for the patients

  4. I mean they were there first before humans came so they just want to survive and get some privacy u know lol viruses has life too

  5. In the meantime 40 people own 50% of the world's wealth. That's why there is Ebola and no coincidence the virus began to be noticed in the 1970s when wealth was beginning to be decoupled from production.
    Over reaching? Maybe maybe not.

  6. Marxist democrats let it cross into Texas from mexico.10 people quarenteen .how wonderful idiots help misery.

  7. I respect this video but I don’t respect you whites, everything bad has occurred due to you if you didn’t try to colonize and have fantasy’s of taking over the world it would be a better place you stupid illiterates should’ve left us were we were

  8. If some nations just hide the epidemic situation instead of trying to cure, viruses will kill more people of other nations, even us.

  9. Used by multi national mining companies to empty out African civilians of an area so that they don't have to share their money or have competition

  10. I can’t imagine a more devastating deadly disease than Ebola, unless one can claim the bubonic plague in its time as one that was greater, how about West Nile in our present, or Lyme disease, forgive me, but I have little confidence in our current crisis management skills of human disease ills. It seems we have let what seemed like a minor crisis go to waste in training, it first got into the wind when some parents refused to vaccinate their children against a childhood disease like measles, once eradicated now worldwide in full bloom, what that means to me, the next big deadly disease that comes down the pike may be our, humankind…the last…

  11. 0:19 I have seen that image in a lot of places. I always find it interesting that it looks like one person laying down/fainted and the other is sitting down and holding onto them as they are sick.

  12. Ebola 101, really? Nothing new! These low IQ people have been getting infected for thousands of years. They eat their bush meat and get infected, that’s just fine. Nature at her finest.

  13. 2:26 my heart broke to see the condition of that hospital. Makes me sick to my stomach to know that the planet is filled with so many resources and so many greedy politicians and billionaires and no one takes a moment to consider the live of others suffering watching their children die. They just sit back and watch these beautiful, innocent people die a horrible death and they don't think anything of it. All the money in the world and this happens. Some people are wealthy enough to feed a whole country for a year. Like what has happened to the hearts of humanity? Having mansions and yachts seem to be more important to them than saving a life. Destroys my heart 😞💔😢

  14. Imagine people giving a lot of efforts – some even died – to develop a vaccine, then Antivaxxers will pollute people's minds into not using it.

  15. I just want to know…why most of the deadly disease first comes in Africa than spread to the world…

  16. Pray for the life of those who already have it… 🙏🏻 we wish that one day Ebola will get extinct like rest of the lethal diseases in the world😊

  17. The Ebola virus is extremely dangerous but it doesn't kill that many people, it's actually pretty hard to contract the disease only by any liquids produced by a human or touch. I get that we should be finding a cure/vaccine for this but cancer and malaria are some of the most dangerous ones, killing more people than Ebola.

  18. Ebola is one of the diseases. In the old days, Ebola was said to have died a lot because there was no cure. Ebola causes many symptoms such as high fever, vomiting and so on. It is fortunate that advances in modern medicine can cure these diseases and so.

  19. Me: why don't you build all human systems, symptoms, and desease monitoring machine?

    Others: even at technology age, we still must find out even the smallest things around us, and once we got the answer, then we could

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