Ebola Outbreak News

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Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.

The following link is provided to give you the most up to date information on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. After reviewing the information provided if you have further questions feel free to call us at the health department, 304-623-9308.

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/index.html

 

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