Ebola Virus (EBO)
Incubation: 5 - 10 days
Epidemiology: infection occurs via contact by bodily fluids. For
epidemiological history, see filovirus
Symptomatology & Outcome: incident cases are usually fatal (as high
as 88% fatality). Symptoms include fever asthenia, abdominal pain,
headache, conjunctivitis, anorexia, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea,
convulsions, delirium, hemorrhagic manifestations.
Pathology & Pathogenesis: unknown
Prevention and Management: International surveillance, Maintenance
of a high standard of hygiene, Quick and effective isolation of infected
individuals, Future research must focus on viral pathogenesis and
vaccine development. In addition, all previously listed methods of
prevention apply to Ebola as well.
For additional detail, please see Filovirus
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