Ebola virus disease

Viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses

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Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. 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. The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 25 and 90 percent of those infected, with an average of about 50 percent. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to sixteen days after symptoms appear.

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An ongoing Ebola outbreak has already caused 1,400 deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo–and across the border, Ugandan authorities are bracing for their..
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Violence between cattle-herders and farmers could hamper the fight against the virus, the UN warns.
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Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more..
2 days ago • WorldNews
More than 300,000 people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, complicating the tracing and treatment of..
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More than 300,000 people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since early June, the United Nations refugee agency said on..
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The Ebola virus may be easier to contain in Uganda than in DR Congo, reports Olivia Acland.
5 days ago • BBC News
The World Health Organization declares the latest Ebola outbreak a regional emergency in central Africa.
6 days ago • BBC News
Panel backs off from declaring international emergency despite spread into Uganda The World Health Organization has backed off from declaring that an Ebola..
6 days ago • WorldNews
A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week,..
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But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.
6 days ago • BBC News
The World Health Organization emergency committee was meeting on Friday to decide whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an..
Credit: France 24 - Published 6 days ago

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy..
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A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the second-deadliest outbreak in history
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Ebola has spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to neighboring Uganda. A 5-year-old boy has died from the virus after crossing the border into Uganda. Two..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday – confirmation of the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of Democratic Republic of..
1 week ago • WorldNews
A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Wednesday as two of his family members also tested..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

A 5-year-old boy in Uganda became the first cross-border victim in the current outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

A five year-old boy has died of Ebola in Uganda, a health official said on Wednesday, in the first case of the disease crossing the border from the current..
1 week ago • WorldNews
A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

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