Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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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.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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