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Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever)

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Symptoms of Ebola virus infection are similar to those produced by other hemorrhagic fever viruses and include

fever, fatigue, malaise, and weakness, reddened eyes, joint and muscle pain, headache, nausea and vomiting.

Additional Ebola symptoms may include

diarrhea, stomach pain and loss of appetite, cough, sore throat, and difficulty swallowing, rash, hiccups, chest pain, breathing problems.

As the disease worsens in severity, symptoms can include bleeding at various sites within or outside of the body.

Read more about Ebola symptoms and signs

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Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease caused by Ebola virus that results in nonspecific symptoms (see symptom section of this article) early in the disease and often causes internal and external hemorrhage (bleeding) as the disease progresses. Ebola hemorrhagic fever is considered one of the most lethal viral infections; the mortality rate (death rate) is very high during outbreaks (reports of outbreaks range from about 50%-100% of humans infected, depending on the Ebola strain); consequently the survival rate may range from about 50% to zero. Due to the fact that most outbreaks occur in areas where high-level intensive-care supportive services are not available, survival rates are difficult to translate to potential outbreaks in areas with more resources.

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