Causes of Ebola
Primary Cause of Ebola
The primary cause of Ebola is the result:
- of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following:
saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Ebola: Related Medical Conditions
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Ebola: Causes and Types
Causes of Types of Ebola: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Ebola:
Causes of Broader Categories of Ebola: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:
What causes Ebola?
Article excerpts about the
causes of Ebola:
The disease is caused by
infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic
of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized.
The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the
Filoviridae. Three of the four species
of Ebola virus identified
so far have caused disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, and Ebola-Ivory
Coast. The fourth, Ebola-Reston, has caused disease in nonhuman primates,
but not in humans. (Source: excerpt from Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: DVRD)
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As with all medical conditions,
there may be many causal factors.
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