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Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) CDC

Details: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with Ebola virus.

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Ebola virus disease - World Health Organization

Details: Ebola virus disease. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness affecting humans and other primates. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals (such as …

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Ebola Johns Hopkins Medicine

Details: Ebola is a virus that causes problems with how your blood clots. It is known as a hemorrhagic fever virus. This is because the clotting problems lead to internal bleeding, as blood leaks from small blood vessels in your body. The virus also …

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What is Ebola Virus Disease? Ebola (Ebola Virus …

Details: Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly disease with occasional outbreaks that occur mostly on the African continent. EVD most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It is …

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Florida Department of Health

Details: 850-245-4444. Florida Health. 4052 Bald Cypress Way. Tallahassee, FL 32399. Previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola is a rare and often fatal viral disease. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is caused by one of five identified virus strains and occurs in humans and non-human primates such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees.

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Ebola - Medical Information Occupational Safety and Health …

Details: Ingestion of infectious blood or body fluids. Ebola virus is believed to be viable outside of the body for several days. An evaluation of the persistence of certain Category A select agents in the environment suggests that viruses of the family Filoviridae, of which Ebola viruses are members, may remain stable for 4-5 days in dried blood. 2.

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Ebola Response Impact on Public Health Programs, West Africa, …

Details: The Ebola epidemic that was first recognized in 2014 and ravaged the West Africa countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea was a stark illustration of the risks that emerging pathogens and epidemic-prone diseases pose to local and global health security in settings that had limited public health capacity. More than 28,000 Ebola cases were

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Ebola virus: A global public health menace: A narrative review

Details: Abstract. Ebola virus disease (EVD), a fatal viral hemorrhagic illness, is due to infection with the Ebola virus of the Filoviridae family. The disease has evolved as a global public health menace due to a large immigrant population. Initially, the patients present with nonspecific influenza-like symptoms and eventually terminate into shock and

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Ebola virus disease: Vaccines - World Health Organization

Details: For individuals at imminent risk of exposure to Ebola (for example, health care professionals and those living in or visiting areas with an ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak) who completed the Zabdeno and Mvabea 2-dose vaccination regimen, a Zabdeno booster vaccination should be considered if more than 4 months have passed since the second

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For Clinicians Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) CDC

Details: Ebola outbreak becomes a class act for EIS officers; In the shadow of the volcano; Congo-born CDC photographer rooting for Ebola responders; Fighting Ebola on familiar ground; There’s no silver bullet; Strength In Numbers; …

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Health & Health Services Ebola U.S. Agency for International

Details: Restored Basic Health Services. The number of antenatal care visits can be a good measurement for determining the health-seeking behavior of women. It also reflects the restoration of health services, clinical capacity, and trust in health facilities. Liberia and Sierra Leone recovered to pre-Ebola levels and Guinea surpassed them.

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Ebola Virus Disease - Healthcare Workers NIOSH CDC

Details: CDC has developed guidance for: Healthcare workers. Deployed Ebola responders. Laboratory workers. Emergency medical service workers. Air medical transport workers. Funeral and mortuary workers. Standard, contact, and droplet precautions, including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), are recommended for management of

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Ebola Virus and Disease - Healthline

Details: Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body. As of April 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that two

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Ebola Virus Disease - Public Health

Details: Educate VA health care staff by providing training exercises, national calls, and up-to-date guidance on infection control and prevention, including screening and care of sick patients and personal protective equipment; The Ebola outbreak is currently in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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Ebola - Overview Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Details: Ebola virus diseases (EVD) (sometimes called Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is the disease caused by infection with an Ebola virus. It is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) brought on by any of several strains of viruses in the Ebolavirus genus. Ebola viruses are capable of causing severe, life-threatening disease.

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Ebola - Control and Prevention Occupational Safety and Health

Details: Before visiting a health care provider, alert the clinic or emergency room in advance about your possible exposure to Ebola virus so that arrangements can be made to prevent spreading it to others. When traveling to a health care provider, limit contact with …

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Ebola Report: Strengthening Health Care and Preventing Infections

Details: Before the Ebola outbreak, infection control in health facilities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone was often minimal at best. Fragile healthcare systems added to the rapid spread of the virus and made it difficult to contain the epidemic. In addition, community behaviors needed to change to keep people from getting Ebola when caring for

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Ebola and One Health Center for One Health Research

Details: Ebola virus is one of a growing number of emerging infectious diseases that originate in animals and have the ability to cross over into human populations (Zoonotic). As the current outbreak continues to escalate, a number of important issues involving human, animal and environmental health have gained global attention.

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Ebola Health.mil

Details: Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebolavirus species, four of which have caused disease in humans: Zaire …

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Ebola (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Details: Ebola (ee-BOE-luh) affects humans and other primates, like monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. It causes the body's immune system to go into overdrive — which can lead to fever, body aches, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding. It can also lead to organ failure and death. Quick medical treatment is important.

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Ebola: What You Should Know Johns Hopkins Medicine

Details: The CDC recently identified The Johns Hopkins Hospital, along with other hospitals in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as a designated site to care for patients with Ebola. As you have probably seen in the news, the CDC is appointing various health and medical centers throughout the country to provide care should the need arise.

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Ebola Virus Disease: Symptoms & Treatment - Cleveland Clinic

Details: Ebola causes fever, pain, diarrhea and bleeding. It has occurred in Central and West Africa but can be carried and spread by travelers from this region. The largest outbreaks occurred in 2014-2016 mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. On average, 50% of …

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Ebola? Live Science

Details: In the most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there have also been reports of survivors with vision problems, according to the World Health Organization. These eye problems typically respond

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Ebola - Hazard Recognition Occupational Safety and Health …

Details: Whenever workers may have exposure to Ebola virus or related hazards, conduct a hazard assessment that considers potential sources of such exposures, jobs and job tasks which may result in worker exposure, and the risks and routes of exposure associated with those jobs or job tasks. Hazard assessments are required whenever the Bloodborne

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Ebola virus facts and information - Science

Details: The virus causes Ebola virus disease (EVD), a severe and sometimes fatal illness that can cause fever, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, stomach pain, and unexplained bleeding and bruising

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Ebola Preparedness and Response Updates from FDA

Details: Therapeutics. On December 21, 2020, FDA approved Ebanga (Ansuvimab-zykl), a human monoclonal antibody, for the treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adults and children. Ebanga

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Ebola Spotlight - Emerging Infectious Diseases journal - CDC

Details: Ebola Spotlight. Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus.

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Ebola - Background Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Details: Background. Healthcare workers in Zaire treated Ebola case #3 from the 1976 outbreak. Today, healthcare workers are among the highest risk group of workers for exposure to Ebola virus. Employers must take appropriate steps to protect workers who may be exposed to Ebola virus on the job. Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first identified in 1976

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Ebola: The Recovery U.S. Agency for International Development

Details: The End of Ebola in West Africa. September 30, 2019 marks the end of USAID Pillar II activities and investments. The success of our post-Ebola recovery programs across the three countries strengthened health systems, transformed food security and sparked economic growth, while behavior change through community engagement built capacity for future emergencies.

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Ebola health risk raised to 'very high' in Congo CNN

Details: An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a “new phase” after it spread to a large city, the country’s health

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Ebola virus disease - Diseases - NSW Health

Details: Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare, severe and often fatal illness that occurs almost exclusively in some countries in east, central and west Africa. The Ebola virus is not found in Australia. People who travel in a country affected by Ebola need to heed travel warnings and minimise their risk of exposure to the virus. More information

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Ebola virus disease - World Health Organization

Details: The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. It first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in what is now Nzara, South Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, DRC. The latter occurred in a village near the …

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What Is Ebola? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Details: Ebola virus disease, or Ebola for short, is a contagious illness that is native to Africa. In August 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Health reported an Ebola outbreak in

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Ebola Virus: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Details: Health care workers can prevent infection by wearing masks, gloves, and goggles whenever they come into contact with people who may have Ebola. Ebola Facts There are five types of Ebola virus.

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Ebola - Health Encyclopedia - University of Rochester Medical Center

Details: Ebola is a rare virus that causes fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and sometimes problems with how your blood clots. The clotting problems lead to internal bleeding, as blood leaks from small blood vessels in your body. The virus also causes inflammation and tissue damage. From 2014 to 2015, a major epidemic of Ebola virus disease

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Ebola Washington State Department of Health

Details: Ebola is one of the diseases known as viral hemorrhagic fevers. These diseases are caused by viruses that lead to high fevers and, in some cases, severe bleeding (hemorrhage). The disease caused by the Ebola virus is particularly dangerous, with a death rate of 50-90 percent. Ebola is an animal disease that humans get through close contact with

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WHO Publications: Ebola and other health issues

Details: Publications: Ebola and other health issues Technical guidance. Guidance on temporary malaria control measures in Ebola-affected countries November 2014; Guidance for immunization programmes in the African Region in the context of Ebola March 2015; Ebola virus disease and household pets November 2014; Ebola and food safety August 2014

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