Title: #UndertheLens: #Ebola is a severe, often deadly #disease in people and animals such as #monkeys and #apes.
Subject: Infectious Diseases; Microbiology; educational materials by US CDC.
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#Ebola is a severe, often deadly disease in people and animals such as monkeys and apes. The natural reservoir host of Ebola virus remains unknown. However, researchers believe that the virus is animal-borne and that bats are the most likely reservoir. People get Ebola through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or died from Ebola, or with objects like needles, clothes or bedding contaminated with infected body fluids. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically, including the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. Learn more about Ebola and CDC’s response to the 2014 outbreak: www.cdc.gov/ebola Photo credit: CDC Public Health Image Library (phil.cdc.gov). #UndertheLens #biology #science #CDC #health #PublicHealth
Keywords: US CDC; Ebola; Educational Materials.