Essays on Viruses

Viral Haemorrhagic Fever
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 Abstract Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) is a term whose onset is attributed to Russian physicians of the 1940s. VHF represents a class of viral infections that are attributed to similar manifestations such as fever, general malaise, edema, shock and others. However, different infections will present a multitude of similar and unspecific manifestations. Therefore, known VHFs including Ebola, Marburg, Crimea-Congo VHFs, Lassa and others are indistinguishable in their plausible characterisations. The other notable characteristics about VHF is the affinity for the…...
EbolaEbola VirusFeverViruses
The Tipping Point of The Virus
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A virus spreads by replicating itself into as many hosts as it may make. The tipping point it hits is quantitative in world; things reach epidemic proportions when replication gets off mathematically. The cultural tipping points of daily living, by comparison, are qualitative. What gets them interesting is not that amount of moments things tell themselves but the reality that outcomes taking place after that tipping point is hit are not the same as those that took place before. In…...
FreakonomicsViruses
Evolutionary Characteristics Of Bats
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Bats are a unique group of small mammals to have evolved wings with a well-developed ability for powered flight. They exhibit evolutionary characteristics that to a large extent are considered socially, physiologically and ecologically unique and peculiar. Bats are classified under the Order Chiroptera containing the suborders Pteropodiformes and Vespertilioniformes which consist of mega and micro bats respectively. They are the most abundant group of mammals in terms of population numbers with a great diversity of over 1000 extant species…...
AnimalsBiologyEpidemiologyInfectious DiseasesMicrobiologyViruses
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