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Ebola hemorrhagic fever

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Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD) and Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), is a viral hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates, caused by ebolaviruses. Symptoms typically start anywhere between two days and three weeks after becoming infected with the virus. The first symptoms are usually fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. These are usually followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash and decreased liver and kidney function, at which point, some people begin to bleed both internally and externally. The disease kills between 25% and 90% of those infected – about 50% on average. Death is often due to shock from fluid loss, and typically occurs between six and 16 days after the first symptoms appear.
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  • Onset 

  • Bleeding 

  • Recovery or death 

  • Cause 

  • Virology 

  • Transmission 

  • Initial case 

  • Reservoir 

  • Pathophysiology 

  • Immune system evasion 

  • Laboratory testing 

  • Differential diagnosis 

  • Vaccines 

  • Caregivers 

  • Patients and household members 

  • Disinfection 

  • General population 

  • Bushmeat 

  • Laboratory 

  • Isolation 

  • Contact tracing 

  • Management 

  • Standard support 

  • Intensive care 

  • Prognosis 

  • Epidemiology 

  • Sudan 

  • Zaire 

  • 1995–2014 

  • 2013–2016 West Africa 

  • 2014 spread outside West Africa 

  • 2018 Équateur province 

  • 2018–2020 Kivu 

  • 2020 Équateur province 

  • Ivory Coast 

  • Weaponisation 

  • Literature 

  • Domestic animals 

  • Reston virus 

  • Treatments 

  • Diagnostic tests 

  • Disease models