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Ebola

(ĭ-bō′lə, ĕb′ō-lä)
n.
1. A filovirus that causes disease in humans and nonhuman primates and spreads through contact with bodily fluids of infected people and animals. Bats are thought to be the host reservoir for the virus. Also called Ebola virus.
2. An acute, usually fatal form of hemorrhagic fever that is caused by this virus and is characterized by fever, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding, especially from the mucous membranes and gastrointestinal tract. Also called Ebola disease, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease.

Ebola,

river in Zaire, Africa.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever - Synonym(s): Ebola virus
Ebola virus - filovirus discovered in 1976, level 4 pathogen; severity of illness can run from mild to fatal in host. Synonym(s): Ebola hemorrhagic fever
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He said the Ebola fever, which broke out in Gabon in central Africa in 2000, was traced to a hunting community that got into contact with a dead monkey.
Uganda was struck by Ebola fever in 2000 and the disease killed 150 people.
In an interview at the task force offices, Taniguchi, a WHO employee in Geneva, Switzerland, said he was happy to contribute to the international effort to control the Ebola fever.
In honor of the creative genius that imagined Ebola fever long before the infection was recognized, the particular strain that causes red death might be named Ebola-Poe.
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MORE than 40 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola fever in Uganda.
There is no effective treatment for Ebola fever and, so far, no way to prevent it.
Uganda has previously experienced outbreaks of Ebola fever, but the most recent outbreak was declared over in early 2008.
It is now possible to determine rapidly and with some certainty the sources of viruses causing dengue fever (16), West Nile fever (17,18), Venezuelan equine encephalitis (19), hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (20), Ebola fever (21), and outbreaks caused by many other viruses (22).
At press time, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva has reported 137 cases of Ebola fever and 101 deaths from this lethal virus.
However, transport isolators, the only available technical means of reliably maintaining airborne isolation in a military transport aircraft, have been successfully used for the aeromedical evacuation of patients with suspected Ebola fever (6) and suspected (7) and proven Lassa fever (9).
We certainly need to improve the level of our laboratory services, given that the early symptoms of all these diseases- malaria, typhoid fever, Lassa fever and even Lassa and Ebola fevers are very similar and indistinguishable.