How Is It Transmitted?


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The Ebola virus is spread through close personal contact with a
person who is infected with Ebola. Often, infection /(in previous
outbreaks)/ have occurred among hospital care workers or family members who
were caring for an ill or dead person infected with Ebola virus. Blood and
body fluids contain large amounts of virus, thus transmission of the virus
has also occurred as a result of hypodermic needles being reused in the
treatment of patients. Reusing needles is not an uncommon practice in
developing countries, such as Zaire, Gabon, and Sudan, where the health
care system is signficantly underfinanced.

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** Ebola virus disease **

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Ebola virus disease
/Classification and external resources/

1976 photograph of two nurses standing in front of Mayinga N., a patient
with Ebola virus disease; she died only a few days later due to severe
internal bleeding and hemorrhaging.
ICD-10 A98.4
ICD-9 065.8
DiseasesDB 18043
MedlinePlus 001339
eMedicine med/626
MeSH D019142

*Ebola virus disease* (*EVD*) or *Ebola hemorrhagic fever* (*EHF*) is the
human disease which may be caused by any of four of the five known ebola
viruses. These four viruses are: Bundibugyo virus (BDBV), Ebola virus
(EBOV), Sudan virus (SUDV), and Taï Forest virus (TAFV, formerly and
more commonly Côte d'Ivoire Ebola virus (Ivory Coast Ebolavirus,
CIEBOV)). EVD is a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF), and is clinically nearly
indistinguishable from Marburg virus disease (MVD).

The name comes from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, where it was first found.


· 1 Classification
· 2 Signs and symptoms

· 2.1 Hemorrhage

· 3 Causes

· 3.1 Risk factors
· 3.2 Virology

· 3.2.1 Genome
· 3.2.2 Structure
· 3.2.3 Entry
· 3.2.4 Replication
· 3.2.5 Pathophysiology

· 4 Diagnosis
· 5 Prevention

· 5.1 In endemic zones
· 5.2 During outbreaks
· 5.3 In the laboratory

· 6 Treatment
· 7 Prognosis
· 8 Epidemiology

· 8.1 Recent cases
· 8.2 2012 outbreaks

· 9 History
· 10 In other animals

· 10.1 Domestic animals

· 11 Recent research
· 12 References
· 13 External links


The genera /Ebolavirus/ and /Marburgvirus/ were


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