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Ebola Virus Infection Transmission
Facts about Ebola hemorrhagic fever:
- The animal host for Ebola viruses is unknown.
- Some type of exposure allows African animals to infect humans. This may be from exposure to blood or body fluids.
- Human-to-human transmission has occurred in a number of cases.
PubMed Ebola Virus Infection References
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- Polesky A, Bhatia G. Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the era of bioterrorism. Semin Respir Infect. 2003 Sep;18(3):206-15.