Ebola Virus Disease Update

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Key facts

As reported in Khaleej Times on 6th August 2014.

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rain forests.

The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.

Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals.
(Source: WHO)

Signs and symptoms

EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.

(Source: WHO)

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