|1. Ebola or Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. The signs and symptoms commence between 2 to 21 days after contracting the virus. It shows as a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Subsequently, vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time some people begin to bleed both internally and externally.
Notes (1): WHO Update on Ebola Status
Notes (2): WHO Ebola Situation Report
2. Ebola is notoriously deadly virus that causes fearsome symptoms, the most prominent being high fever and massive internal bleeding. Ebola virus kills as many as 90% of the people it infects. It is one of the viruses that is capable of causing hemorrhagic (bloody) fever.
3. Ebola is a disease caused by infection with a viral strain that belongs to the hemorrhagic family Filoviridae. The genus Ebolavirus includes five species: Zaire, Reston, Tai Forest, Sudan and Bundibugyo. The virus implied in the current outbreak, the largest in history, belongs to the Zaire species.
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