Ebola virus outbreak and how to fight it – an annotated infographic

In light of the UK’s Department for Health carrying out tests for the Ebola virus on the elderly female passenger who died after landing at Gatwick Airport from the Gambia on Sunday, today we share this infographic explaining how the Ebola virus propagates itself in the human body. Anyone reading this while eating may wish to check back later before proceeding any further.

The Ebola virus hijacks human cells to inject its genome and turn the cells into virus factories. Recent advances in molecular biology suggest that gene-silencing drugs could block this process.

Over 700 people have already died of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone this year in the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Ebola infographic

Ebola infographic

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