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WHAT IS IT?
Ebola are a group of viruses of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebola virus species, four of which are known to cause disease in humans. They are Zaire, Sudan, Bundibugyo, and Tai Forest virus. Reston has caused disease in primates (apes and monkeys). The natural reservoir host of Ebola is unknown; bats are the most likely reservoir. There have been Ebola virus outbreaks in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
- Muscle Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Unexplained bleeding/bruising
Symptoms generally begin 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola. Ebola usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks. The average fatality rate is around 50%.