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Ebola Virus Disease is a severe haemorrhagic fever caused by the crossover to humans of four species of filoviruses circulating in animal vectors in African forests and forest margins. Death rates range from 25 to 90 per cent. In December the most deadly Zaire species of the virus caused human deaths in the forested part of south-eastern Guinea, and infection spread rapidly to two neighbouring countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In twenty or so previous African outbreaks Ebola had been localized and rapidly contained. The incubation period of the virus in humans ranges from two to twenty-one days. The course of the disease itself runs for about six days before organ collapse and death, or the onset of recovery. The main symptoms of a first, dry phase lasting about three days include headache, fever and extreme tiredness, symptoms easily confused with those of malaria.
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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. The Hot Zone and millions of other books are available for instant access. view.
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Virology 2015 Lecture #25: Ebolavirus
Spread by contact with organs or body fluids, Ebola has a high fatality rate and there is no known cure. With over reported deaths in the last few weeks, the threat is still far far away from our little bookstore on Mercer Island. Most of the deaths have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. And yet. Concern is rising. Our morbid fascination with infectious disease is nothing new. Something about the silent uncontrollable spread and often dramatic symptoms commands our attention.