Ebola Infographic: Facts & Fig­ures

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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 1976 in two si­mul­ta­ne­ous out­breaks, one in a vil­lage near the Ebola River in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo, and the other in a re­mote area of Su­dan. The ori­gin of the virus is un­known but fruit bats (Pteropo­di­dae) are con­sid­ered the likely host of the Ebola virus, based on avail­able ev­i­dence.

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