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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

To research the causes of Ebola, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Ebola:

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)

Related information on causes of Ebola:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Ebola may be found in:


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