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Asked in Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
What is the name of the pathogen that causes Ebola?
Since viruses are nonliving, they are not given genus and species names. This virus is called the Ebola hemorrhagic virus (EHV). ...
Causes of ebola?
Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. ...
Asked in Viruses (biological)
What are the causes for Ebola?
Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus. Four of the five strains can make people, monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees sick. The fifth virus causes disease in those animals but not in people. The strain in the current outbreak is the most lethal one. ...
When was the last known outbreak of the Ebola virus in the US?
According to 'The Hot Zone' by Richard Preston, the last outbreak of Ebola in the US was Ebola Reston, a harmless (to humans) strain of Ebola that wipes out monkeys. This strain is airborne, however, it causes no side effects to humans. The last outbreak was in 1989, in Reston, VA, a city not far from Washington DC. ...