EyeWiki:Featured article/May 15, 2020

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Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and lethal zoonotic viral infection caused by the Ebola virus. It is typically spread by bats to humans and other primates.

After contact with the virus, the asymptomatic incubation period before the appearance of signs and symptoms ranges from 2 to 21 days with an average of 8 to 10 days. The course of EVD typically progresses from “dry” symptoms (fever, aches, fatigue) to “wet” symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting) as the illness becomes more severe. The virus is only contagious after the appearance of signs or symptoms