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 25% to 90% of those infected, with an average of about 50%. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows 6 to 16 days after symptoms appear.

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A gas cylinder exploded in a lab at a Russian biological research center that holds several deadly viruses including smallpox and Ebola.
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A major Russian research centre studying lethal viruses including Ebola and HIV says there was no...
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One of the world’s largest virus research centers, located in Siberia, was reportedly engulfed in flames after a sudden explosion rocked the secretive..
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The former health minister for the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been arrested over the alleged mismanagement of $4.3m (Β£3.4m) dedicated to the Ebola..
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A former Congolese health minister was taken into custody on Saturday over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to the Ebola epidemic,..
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BENI, Congo (AP) β€” The young Ebola patient who took his college entrance exam while being treated in isolation has passed the demanding test, to the joy of..
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