• Question: what is your opinon on ebola? do you think it will wipe out the world?♥

    Asked by 374evoa39 to Chloe on 19 Nov 2014.
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      Chloe Kinsella answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Hi there,
      I think Ebola is a scary virus. It is a very dangerous to humans, and it has been difficult to find a cure as it is so complex.The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976. There have been other outbreaks, but so far it has not spread across all nations.

      The sooner a cure is found, the better. I don’t think that Ebola will wipe out all humans in the world. Epidemiologists and virologists (two types of scientists) have been working with blood products, immune therapies and drug therapies and investigating how they affect the virus. I read about two potential vaccines for Ebola are undergoing human safety testing.

      Scientists have found some evidence that once a person has recovered from an Ebola virus infection, they are immune to it. Studies of blood samples taken from Ebola survivors a few years after they became infected with the virus show that these people have developed antibodies that can neutralize the Ebola virus. This suggests that Ebola survivors are immune to the disease, and will not get infected again. If we could create a vaccine that causes people to create their own antibodies, then humans may become immune to Ebola. Don’t worry about the world being wiped out, scientists are working hard to try and stop the spread and treat the symptoms caused by the Ebola virus.