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  • Ebola
    Ebola is a potentially fatal contagious illness caused by infection with a virus. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this illness, including information about its cause, transmission, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Ebola Virus
    The Ebola virus is the cause of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (also known as Ebola). As this eMedTV page explains, this virus was first recognized in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This page offers an overview of this virus.
  • Ebola Symptoms
    For people with Ebola, symptoms commonly include fever, sore throat, weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea. This eMedTV resource identifies common symptoms of Ebola, which typically appear within four to six days after infection.
  • Ebola Outbreaks
    As this eMedTV article explains, Ebola outbreaks have occurred sporadically since 1976, mostly in Africa. This portion of the Web site provides detailed information about the confirmed outbreaks that have occurred since the virus was first recognized.
  • The Ebola Virus
    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.
  • Causes of Ebola
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the causes of Ebola in humans involve infection with the Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, or Ebola-Ivory Coast subtypes of the Ebola virus. This article explains how Ebola is transmitted from one human to another.
  • Ebola Research
    Current Ebola research includes a study on an experimental vaccine that may prevent the virus. This eMedTV article looks at research now under way to better understand and treat Ebola, such as studies of new diagnostic tools.
  • Ebola Fever
    Ebola fever is a contagious and often fatal illness caused by a virus. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses where outbreaks of this disease have occurred, identifies symptoms of the illness, and explains how the condition is treated.
  • Ebola Treatment
    Ebola treatment usually consists of providing supportive care while the body fights the infection. This eMedTV segment describes aspects of treatment for Ebola, which may include antibiotics, oxygen, IV fluids, and good nursing care.
  • Ebola History
    Outbreaks of Ebola have appeared sporadically since it was first recognized in 1976. This page of the eMedTV Web site outlines Ebola history since 1976, including information about specific outbreaks and links to additional information.
  • Ebola Virus Symptoms
    Ebola virus symptoms can include diarrhea, fever, severe headaches, and internal and external bleeding. This eMedTV segment lists symptoms that are associated with the Ebola virus, which also may include vomiting, stomach pain, and a rash.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Ebola
    Signs and symptoms of Ebola may include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and a hacking cough. This eMedTV page describes these and other signs and symptoms of Ebola. Symptoms of Ebola often begin abruptly four to six days after infection.
  • 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 Ebola.
  • Ebola Cure
    There is no cure that can kill the Ebola virus. This eMedTV Web page explains how supportive care is used to treat symptoms of the disease while the body fights the infection; work on a new Ebola vaccine is also discussed.
  • From What Place Did the Ebola Virus Get Its Name?
    From what place did the Ebola virus get its name? As this eMedTV article explains, the Ebola virus was named after a river in Africa (where Ebola was first recognized). This article discusses Ebola's name and provides a link to more information.
  • Is There a Cure for Ebola?
    Is there a cure for Ebola? At present, there is no cure for Ebola. This section of the eMedTV archives discusses supportive care for Ebola as well as research on a new vaccine that may help to prevent Ebola outbreaks in the future.
  • 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.
  • What Causes Ebola?
    What causes Ebola? As explained in this section of the eMedTV library, Ebola is caused by an infection with the Ebola virus. This article briefly discusses what causes Ebola and offers a link to additional information.
  • Cure for Ebola
    There is no cure for Ebola. Once symptoms of the disease begin, doctors can only offer supportive care. This eMedTV Web segment discusses current treatments for Ebola and explains that a vaccine is being tested that could prevent infections.
  • Ebola Vaccine
    An experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to be effective in monkeys. However, as explained on this eMedTV Web page, more research needs to be done before such a vaccine is licensed for use in humans, which could have implications for other diseases.
Ebola Presentations
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  • Ebola Information to Ebola Prevention
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  • Ebola Virus to Ebola Virus Symptoms
  • From What Place Did the Ebola Virus Get Its Name? to Signs and Symptoms of Ebola
  • Spread of Ebola to What Is the Ebola Virus?
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