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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
  • severe, often fatal disease in humans and non-human primates
  • has appeared sporadically since initial recognition in 1976
  • named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • can be spread from direct contact with blood and/or secretions of infected people
  • symptoms include fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, in some cases followed by internal and external bleeding
  • no specific treatment is available

Source: CDC
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