Biology Biology



Profoundly,the paper will be centered on the topic of evolution. It rely on twoselected articles, which include a famous journal known as Ebolavirus evolution tracked by DNA and a scholarly journal referred to asNew Perspectives on Ebola Virus Evolution. Also, this paper aims atanalyzing the two items based on the aspects of the audience,purpose, and narrow or broad focus. More so, it also considers thegeneral points that are highlighted in the articles as well as thesimilarities that the documents share, thus bringing out anydissimilarity that may be identified in the report.

Theaudience of the famous article lies in the general public who couldjust be interested in finding out any new information that scientistscould have established about the Ebola virus (Ehrenberg, 2016).Whereas, the viewers of the scholarly article lies on theprofessionals and experts in the health sector who are intimatelyinvolved in establishing the various elements that are related to thevirus. Hence, these individuals will be more interested in thefindings of the report as an issue that is crucial in enhancing thelevel of carrying out their duties (Brown, Quates, Mirabzadeh,Miller, Wichman, Miura, Ytreberg, 2016). The information is,therefore, important in boosting their professional capacity morethan just an educational tool.

Theprimary purpose of the leading article was to pass a message aroundin a bid to make people aware of a new concept that researchers hadjust established about the Ebola virus (Ehrenberg, 2016). As aresult, this was bound to make those individuals who are keenlyfollowing the story of the illness find out the milestones that havebeen made towards trying to unearth the diverse developments that thevirus is undergoing. Notably, this situation is, substantial as itrelates to the species of the virus that exists in West Africa, aregion that was highly hit bit large cases of incidents of Ebola inthe year 2016. On the other hand, the purpose of the scholarlyjournal was basically to provide a report on results that wereestablished from a study that was carried out to determine thedifferent stages of evolution that the virus has undergone over time(Brown et al., 2016).

Thepopular article has also taken a narrow focus in highlighting how DNAmay make the virus. It goes on to provide some information that isin line with the topic in a bid to justify the facts provided(Ehrenberg, 2016). Nevertheless, this information is limited, giventhe fact that the report is quite short and does not base much on theinteraction between the virus and DNA as one would have expected.Conversely, the scholarly journal is detailed. It has all theelements of a research study report that include an abstract, theintroduction, results, discussion, materials and methods as well asconclusions. All of these sections are well elaborated therefore, aperson can get an in-depth understanding of the information provided.Similarly, someone can also be able to gain an understanding of thecharacteristics of the Ebola virus as well as the forms ofinteractions that it normally has with the different body organs.Accordingly, an individual can have a clear picture of some of theissues that a person may experience after being exposed to the virus.As well, he or she may have a clear view of the different forms ofevolution that the virus has undergone to attain its current form.Most of these ideas are not explained in the famous article.

Oneof the key points that are quite evident from the leading article isthat there is a single virus of the Ebola disease that is dominant inSierra Leone (Ehrenberg, 2016). The injury caused by the virus hassustained, although two other damage that were prevailing during theonset of the disease in the West African country have since subsided.Another point is that this strain of the virus has developedmutations that reduce the effectiveness of the experimental drugsthat scientists had developed.

Thescholarly journal also has some points, and one of them is edged onthe fact that there is usually a non-human intermediate between Ebolaand human beings and it is such an agent that typically leads to theonset of infections of the virus among large groups of people (Brownet al., 2016). Another key element that is identified in the articleis the cases of Ebola outbreaks, which has been quite few over time,and have had a significant impact on human life. Consequently, thissituation is given by the fact that a high number of deaths haveresulted from this disease.

Thecontent on the two articles is similar in that they both highlightsthe evolution of Ebola virus in a bid to explain the different stagesthat it has gone through to date. Nonetheless, the content of the twoarticles is as well distinct, in that while the famous article putsmuch focus on the general implications of the virus, the scholarlyjournal mostly bases on the specific activities that take place rightafter the illness has entered the body in a more detailed fashion((Ehrenberg, 2016 Brown et al., 2016).


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