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More than a nurse: Who is Ebola patient Nina Pham? - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- She tackled one of the toughest jobs any nurse could take on -- treating a highly contagious Ebola patient. And somehow along the way, she contracted the deadly virus herself.<p>Now, Nina Pham tries to recover in the same Dallas hospital where she works.<p>Here's what we know about the …

Ebola: Is bushmeat behind the outbreak?

<b>Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim's family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis?</b><p>The origin has been traced to a two-year-old child from the …

This Ebola Diagram Shows What The Deadly Virus Really Looks Like & How It Works

We're guessing that by now, you're pretty familiar with this little squiggle. But if you want to know what Ebola <i>really</i> looks like -- and how it hijacks cells to wreak havoc inside the human body -- you need a detailed diagram of an Ebola virus particle.<p>The infographic below affords an up-close look …

Portrait of a virus: A killer in close up

EBOLA is a simple virus, but also a subtle one. The stringy looking particles consist of a genome wrapped up in two layers of protein (see diagram). This long, thin package, along with a large protein called a polymerase, is packed into a membrane that is studded with a glycoproteins--that is, …

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Can Dogs Transmit Ebola? Different Approaches Explained

As we learned that nurse Nina Pham contracted Ebola last week after taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, we also learned that her beloved dog, Bentley, a King Charles spaniel, was one of her contacts being placed into quarantine.<p>A stark contrast to the …