Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. It is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease in humans. EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available.
An Ebola outbreak has killed dozens of people in Guinea, demonstrating the range of one of the world's most deadly viruses. Doctors Without Borders Ebola expert Dr. Armand Sprecher discusses this is in the WSJ video below:
Ebola discoverer: 'This is unprecedented'. CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Peter Piot about an "out of control" Ebola epidemic in West Africa:
1976 Ebola discovery: "One animal after the next began to die. We began to realise that the sample contained something quite deadly. The virus that we had spent so much time searching for was very big, very long and worm-like. Scientists started "looking for the nearest river to the virus its name. It was the Ebola river. In all of Liberia, there were only 51 doctors in 2010, and many of them have since died of Ebola. Was Louis Pasteur right when he said: "It is the microbes who will have the last word"? http://buff.ly/1vMBFM2
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC http://buff.ly/1qzRsin
WHO | Ebola virus disease http://buff.ly/1oqa5Cj
'In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy' | World news | The Observer http://buff.ly/1EoqpvD