Symptom: Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever)

    • Ebola virus disease (EVD), also referred to as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas.
    • Ebola virus disease is caused by Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized.
    • Ebola virus disease outbreaks occur mainly in villages in Central and West Africa and have a mortality rate up to 90%.
    • The Ebola virus is thought to be transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human contact.
    • Symptoms of Ebola virus disease occur suddenly up to 21 days after exposure and include fever, headache, sore throat, joint and muscle aches, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Some patients may bleed inside and outside the body.
    • Treatment is supportive care. There is no licensed drug or vaccine available, but experimental therapy is being tested.

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