Public health officials in Iowa are closely watching one Iowan who has recently traveled to a West African country and was at “some risk” of being exposed to Ebola.
As of Thursday, Nov. 6, the Iowa Department of Public Health said 12 travelers who had visited either Sierra Leone, Liberia or [...]
Timeline of the disease
1976 – Ebola virus disease emerged, with outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan
1979 – Ebola virus disappeared and wasn’t recognised again until 1994
1994 and onwards – further outbreaks in Central Africa happened with increasing [...]
Updated 8 August 2014
1. What is Ebola virus disease?
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola first appeared in [...]