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Describe what happens when a person becomes infected with the ebola virus

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Ebola kills quickly.

"Ebola is a rather simple virus-as simple as a firestorm. It kills humans which swift efficiency and with a devastating range of effects."

Symptoms include rashes and psychosis, Ebola also acts like a bad cold.

" triggers a rash all over the body. some of its effects resemble rabies-psychosis, madness. Other of its effects look eerily like a bad cold."

Ebola proteins attack the immune system.

Ebola is deadly:

"You can't fight off Ebola the way you fight off a cold. Ebola does in ten days what it takes AIDS ten years to accomplish."


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