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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Heavily armed militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, killing a senior World Health..
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The mayor of Butembo said a recent attack at a hospital in the current Ebola outbreak zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed a Cameroonian doctor and..
10 hours ago • WorldNews
Attacks on a hospital at the epicenter of Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak have killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others, the local..
Credit: Reuters - Published 13 hours ago

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday implored people in areas hit by the nation's worst-ever Ebola outbreak to accept the disease is real and trust..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

We cannot afford to ignore the lessons that measles, Ebola, pandemic influenza and other diseases have been teaching us about our vulnerabilities.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 4 days ago

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but is of β€œdeep concern,” the World..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was worsening..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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