Ebola virus disease

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Ebola virus disease

A severe infectious disease first described among laboratory workers in Marburg, West Germany and occurring later in the Sudan and Zaire. There is fever, muscle aching, diarrhoea, sore throat, an extensive rash, bleeding into the bowel and involvement of the brain and kidneys. The mortality may be over 90% in untreated cases and 25% in those given good supportive treatment.
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Q. Ebola is serious I heard that Ebola is serious disease crapping out the inner lining of our intestines, the lining of our tongue peeling off, blood comming out of every hole in our body, including our nips. not too much fun. Could anyone tell me about the treatment for this. So this can educate me and other who read this.

A. Ebola is classified as a biosafety level 4 agent (EXTREME HAZARD-full precautions required, NO KNOWN vaccine/cure), as well as a Category A bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. and that's because it's highly violent and with no cure or vaccine.

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