Ebola virus biology and research august 20, 2014 media contact: david orenstein 401-863-1862 terrible suffering in western africa has refocused the world’s attention on ebola viruses, for which there is no vaccine or cure. Ebola virus disease: background and summary disease outbreak news 3 april 2014 - who is supporting the national authorities in the response to an outbreak of ebola virus disease (evd formerly known as ebola haemorrhagic fever.
Ebola virus is a severe acute viral disease often mistaken as malaria, typhoid fever, shigellosis, cholera, leptospirosis, plague, rickettsiosis, relapsing fever, meningitis, hepatitis and other hemorrhagic fevers the world health organization (who) recommends that these diseases be ruled out before diagnosis of ebola virus.
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Taï forest virus (taï forest ebolavirus, formerly côte d’ivoire ebolavirus) bundibugyo virus (bundibugyo ebolavirus) reston virus (reston ebolavirus), known to cause disease in nonhuman primates and pigs, but not in people ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 near the ebola river in what is now the democratic republic of congo. Ebola virus has caused the majority of human deaths from evd, and is the cause of the 2013–2015 ebola virus epidemic in west africa, which resulted in at least 28,616 suspected cases and 11,310 confirmed deaths.
Biological and historical information on the ebola virus the ebola virus belongs to the family filoviridae the ebola virus is characterized by massive bleeding and destruction of internal tissues.