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  • Spread of Ebola
    This eMedTV page explains that the spread of Ebola can occur through direct contact with an infected person or his or her body fluids. This segment also discusses how the virus is transmitted in hospitals and labs, and defines the incubation period.
  • The Cause of Ebola
    The primary Ebola cause is an infection with the Ebola virus. This section of the eMedTV library identifies the three subtypes of the virus known to infect humans and explains how it is transmitted from one person to another.
  • The Ebola Virus
    The disease Ebola is caused by the Ebola virus, which can be transmitted from person to person. This part of the eMedTV library covers the transmission, symptoms, and treatment of the virus, as well as the possibility of it being used for bioterrorism.
  • The Great Ebola Scare
    Ebola is all over the news these days, and you may be wondering what is fact and what is fiction. This eMedTV segment provides four important facts that you need to know about Ebola and explains smart commonsense precautions you can take.
  • Transmission of Ebola
    As this eMedTV resource explains, transmission of Ebola among humans occurs through direct contact with an infected person or his or her body fluids. This article also discusses why outbreaks of Ebola tend to spread quickly in African hospitals.
  • Treatments for Ebola
    The goal of treatments for Ebola is to relieve symptoms of the virus and prevent secondary infections. As this eMedTV article explains, these options include oxygen, antibiotics, other medications, IV fluids, and good nursing care.
  • What Causes Ebola?
    Do you know what causes Ebola? As explained in this section of the eMedTV library, the disease is caused by a virus. This article briefly discusses how the virus is transmitted and offers a link to more information.
  • What Is the Ebola Virus?
    The Ebola virus is a type of RNA virus that causes the disease known as Ebola. This segment of the eMedTV library provides a detailed overview of this virus, including the different subtypes, transmission, and possible locations of the virus.
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