Ebola

Ebola, also known as Ebola virus disease, is a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Fever, sore throat, muscular pain, headaches, diarrhoea, bleeding
  • Usual onset:  Two days to three weeks post exposure
  • Causes:  Ebolaviruses spread by direct contact
  • Diagnostic method:  Finding the virus, viral RNA, or antibodies in blood
  • Differential diagnosis:  Malaria, cholera, typhoid fever, meningitis, other viral haemorrhagic fevers
  • Prevention:  Coordinated medical services, careful handling of bushmeat
  • Treatment:  Supportive care
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo