Ebola Virus (EBO)


+ Incubation: 5 - 10 days

+ Epidemiology: infection occurs via contact by bodily fluids. For epidemiological history, see filovirus Introduction.

+ Symptomatology & Outcome: incident cases are usually fatal (as high as 88% fatality). Symptoms include fever asthenia, abdominal pain, headache, conjunctivitis, anorexia, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions, delirium, hemorrhagic manifestations.

+ Pathology & Pathogenesis: unknown

+ Prevention and Management: International surveillance, Maintenance of a high standard of hygiene, Quick and effective isolation of infected individuals, Future research must focus on viral pathogenesis and vaccine development. In addition, all previously listed methods of Marburg prevention apply to Ebola as well.

For additional detail, please see Filovirus Update 2000.

Back to Main Page!
Last modified: Mon Mar 6 05:48:08 PST 2000