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Viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses

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Ebola: Viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses
Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD), is a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. Vomiting, diarrhoea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time, some people begin to bleed both internally and externally. The disease has a high risk of death, killing 25% to 90% of those infected, with an average of about 50%. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to 16 days after symptoms appear.


New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [Video]

New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed the deaths of five individuals who were infected with Ebola.

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Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment [Video]

Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced plans for a new trial of drug Remdesivir, a treatment originally developed to fight Ebola, which appears to shorten recovery time for people with Covid-19.

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