The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

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  • Published: 06 November 2014
  • What does the Ebola virus actually do in your body? Why is it so dangerous and why does it kill so many people? We take a look at the apocalyptic war that rages in the body after an infection by the Ebola virus and the soldiers fighting.

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    • Stuffstuffington Stuff
      Stuffstuffington Stuff  3 weeks back

      @roberto5red5rocky And the whole don't worry about it thing...smh. We just need 1 outbreak here in the US or it to be spread to our bats ( relatively-easy terrorist attack ) and we will see just how much worse Ebola is than the Flu. Sure the Flu is the worst, but everyone gets it and survival rates are much better than Ebola.

      I will take the Flu or Ebola 8 days a week.

    • Philip Margate
      Philip Margate  1 months back

      Immune system: we are going to win!!!!
      Ebola: release the kraken!!!!
      Immune system: are you a joke to me??!!!!

    • Estifanos Wendimu
      Estifanos Wendimu  2 months back

      you guys must make one for HIV

    • Robert James Perez
      Robert James Perez  3 months back

      What happens whe you survive?

    • Doom2exe
      Doom2exe  3 months back

      In short Ebola SUCKS!

  • Goku
    Goku  1 hours back

    Ebola infects while people!

    Now the virus has gone too far.

    LOL so true! Until white people get infected no one cares!

    • Adaobi Lemechi
      Adaobi Lemechi  7 hours back

      You never experienced it that's why you say the media hype around it

      • That1 Asian
        That1 Asian  7 hours back

        I hope one day humans evolve to become immune to most of the stuff that wants to kill us...

        • mr Anonymous
          mr Anonymous  11 hours back

          Is anybody else watching because they have Ebola

          • Mary joy Gelizon
            Mary joy Gelizon  17 hours back

            Everytime we have a cold or were sick theres a war bigger and worse than ww2 inside our body

          • Gods Jeade
            Gods Jeade  18 hours back

            Ebola vs marburg?

            • Jose Luis Ortega Ochoa
              Jose Luis Ortega Ochoa  22 hours back

              LOVED the StarCraft refrence. Brilliant haha

              • HellFire
                HellFire  1 days back

                It seems Kurzgesagt creators has played Starcraft a lot :)

                • Someone
                  Someone  1 days back

                  If you can't beat em, join em.

                  -Infected Macrophage

                  • Mr. Yee haw
                    Mr. Yee haw  2 days back

                    I thought this was a new vid and clicked it as fast as i could

                    • axxuka
                      axxuka  2 days back

                      The even more awesome part : Een if all your immune cells and liver are being nuked, your body is still able to take back control in about a week. Ok you have heavy blood pressure, oxygen AND hydratation therapy, but somewhere some cells are heroes and can fight back.

                      • michael farrell
                        michael farrell  2 days back

                        Supposed to be doing science fair rn looks like this is more interesting tho

                        • Hannah Tomfohrde
                          Hannah Tomfohrde  2 days back

                          I KNEW OT HE LIKES POKÉMON BECAUSE IN HIS ANTI VAX THERE WAS A DOUDO NOW ZUBAT

                          • I actually made her pregnant but

                            Ebola is basically the hitler of microorgansims

                            • Nun with Dual Berettas

                              Cell 1: Start Cytokine Storm
                              Cell 2: But Sire, our troops.
                              Cell 1: Just do it!

                              • lakeinflames
                                lakeinflames  3 days back

                                Don't think I didn't see that starcraft reference you sneaky sneaky

                                • Joseph Stalin
                                  Joseph Stalin  3 days back

                                  could you make video about cancer

                                  • Twitch_StarLord_
                                    Twitch_StarLord_  3 days back

                                    Nice vid.


                                    ~The Forgotten Star

                                    • ViscoseComb 24
                                      ViscoseComb 24  4 days back

                                      are there any bacteria or other viruses that directly attack the ebola virus?


                                      I don't know if anything like the bacteriophage exists for viruses, but if we ever find one, we could potentially use nature to fight nature.

                                      • bean seed
                                        bean seed  4 days back

                                        3:55 I use the body to destroy the body

                                        • Heider Alexis Rivera Mora

                                          Pongan subtítulos en español

                                          • JOTM222
                                            JOTM222  5 days back

                                            The Virus Infection Explained video is the Half Life 3 of this channel. Just that a very little amount of people even care (I still sort of want to see it).

                                            • Sheih _YT
                                              Sheih _YT  5 days back

                                              The StarCraft references lmao

                                              • Jacob Kreifels
                                                Jacob Kreifels  5 days back

                                                So Ebola brainwash cells?!

                                                • Mister Premium
                                                  Mister Premium  6 days back

                                                  they need to make a movie about this like osmosis jones

                                                  • A person yeet
                                                    A person yeet  7 days back

                                                    Ebola has Ebola la la la la la
                                                    Your body has ebola la la la la la
                                                    Your immune system has Ebola la la la la la
                                                    Like if you get the refrence

                                                    • Neil Murthy
                                                      Neil Murthy  1 weeks back

                                                      Oh so while humans are getting infected by Ebola so are the cells. Innnteressting......................

                                                      • ͔
                                                        ͔  4 days back

                                                        Bruh

                                                    • Craig Johnson
                                                      Craig Johnson  1 weeks back

                                                      Love the little doctor who comment

                                                      • Team NF
                                                        Team NF  1 weeks back

                                                        Ebola:I use the immune system to destroy the immune system

                                                        • HistoricalDogeking ,
                                                          HistoricalDogeking ,  1 weeks back

                                                          Do you know da we?

                                                          • Timothy Jenkins
                                                            Timothy Jenkins  1 weeks back

                                                            4:30 Pokemon and Tardis... WHY YOU GUYS WHY!?!?!?!?!?

                                                            • Timothy Jenkins
                                                              Timothy Jenkins  1 weeks back

                                                              CONGRATS GUYS EBOLA IS NOW A RACE TRACK IN LONDON *Triggered Intensifies*

                                                              • Christian Brock Randall

                                                                EBOLER!!

                                                                • Convict
                                                                  Convict  2 weeks back

                                                                  So ... Ebola's like ... a better version of AIDS?

                                                                  • Apurv Surya
                                                                    Apurv Surya  2 weeks back

                                                                    When this virus threat was on its peak, I was 12 years old then, I got so depressed , literally mentally broken, everytime I was scared of getting infected by ebola.

                                                                    • Norm T
                                                                      Norm T  2 weeks back

                                                                      Don't you love how somehow tobacco was the cure....( Some extra mods of course) ebola making tobacco great again.

                                                                      • Goos
                                                                        Goos  2 weeks back

                                                                        So basically what I understood is that the Ebola virus ejaculates in cells and creates sentient virus babies. Huh......

                                                                        • arpita1shrivas
                                                                          arpita1shrivas  2 weeks back

                                                                          Ebola: CAPTURE EM ALL!!!
                                                                          ME: HMM?
                                                                          Ebola: WHY ARE U NOT SCARED PUNY HUMAN?
                                                                          Me:Who the hell are u guys? Are you the guys delivering my pizza?
                                                                          Ebola: **LEAVES BODY**

                                                                          • Zaine Crixron Martin
                                                                            Zaine Crixron Martin  2 weeks back

                                                                            5:08 Yeah Zubat Is Technically A Bat But Its From Pokemon...





                                                                            What? So We Need To Catch Zubats And Burn The Pokeballs That Contains Zubats? How Harsh. If Pokemon Were Real Or You Just Imagine.

                                                                            • Yoshi278
                                                                              Yoshi278  2 weeks back

                                                                              How is Ebola not man made or designed by someone? It's so absurdly specialized in attack our immune system.

                                                                            • Barry Alan
                                                                              Barry Alan  2 weeks back

                                                                              For some reason I think that ebola is like the zerg

                                                                              • Jorri Tremain
                                                                                Jorri Tremain  2 weeks back

                                                                                Ebola: Only 2 more cells left
                                                                                Brain cells: sir should we do it?
                                                                                Brain cell Captain: yes
                                                                                The brain activated Kamikazee!
                                                                                Critical Spell!
                                                                                The Ebola just died!
                                                                                The brain cells died!
                                                                                Continue?

                                                                                • Cocos Rudy
                                                                                  Cocos Rudy  2 weeks back

                                                                                  fantastic

                                                                                  • Leon Yansaneh
                                                                                    Leon Yansaneh  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Lying ass bastardized 🤬🤬🤬 God punish all of you in hell for eternity for creating this disease 10 times worst than the damages you cose in Africa

                                                                                    • Hey No
                                                                                      Hey No  3 weeks back

                                                                                      The Ebola outbreak was caused by *AntiVaxxers*

                                                                                      • spiko 1337
                                                                                        spiko 1337  3 weeks back

                                                                                        IT'S DANGEROUS!
                                                                                        NO TOUCHEN
                                                                                        NO KISSEN, HUGGEN
                                                                                        NO EATIEN SOMETHEN
                                                                                        IT'S DANGEROUS!

                                                                                        • Johnnyboy
                                                                                          Johnnyboy  3 weeks back

                                                                                          You thought Moffat was bad