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1 Iowan quarantined for ‘some risk’ of Ebola after traveling

    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 [...]

Ebola virus disease 

Introduction 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 [...]

Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease

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 [...]
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