Ebola Virus Disease

Common Name(s)

Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is an extremely serious and deadly disease that has historically spread through remote areas of Central and West Africa. The Ebola virus spreads first by animal-to-human, then by human-to-human contact through blood, secretions, organs, or other bodily fluids. The Ebola virus however cannot be spread through the air such as by a cough or sneeze. This means it is not as highly contagious as many other viruses. Ebola is considered highly infectious, which means if you become infected with the virus, you are likely to become very sick. Symptoms of Ebola virus include sudden onset of a high fever, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, rash, and impaired kidney and liver functions. As the disease progresses, internal bleeding occurs as does bleeding from the eyes. Patients often experience dehydration, which is treated with fluids containing high amounts of electrolytes. Although there is currently no approved vaccine or treatment for EVD, there are several promising treatments and a possible vaccine under development. At present, early medical support to lessen the effect of the symptoms is the best way to reduce chance of death. Standard infectious disease isolation protocols can help stop the spread of EVD.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Ebola Virus Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Ebola Virus Disease" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Ebola Virus Disease" returned 273 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Ebola Virus Disease at the End of a National Epidemic - Guinea, August 2015.
 

Author(s): Mohamed F Jalloh, Susan J Robinson, Jamaica Corker, Wenshu Li, Kathleen Irwin, Alpha M Barry, Paulyne Ngalame Ntuba, Alpha A Diallo, Mohammad B Jalloh, James Nyuma, Musa Sellu, Amanda VanSteelandt, Megan Ramsden, LaRee Tracy, Pratima L Raghunathan, John T Redd, Lise Martel, Barbara Marston, Rebecca Bunnell

Journal:

 

Health communication and social mobilization efforts to improve the public's knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) regarding Ebola virus disease (Ebola) were important in controlling the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in Guinea (1), which resulted in 3,814 reported Ebola cases and 2,544 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Reporting Deaths Among Children Aged <5 Years After the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic - Bombali District, Sierra Leone, 2015-2016.
 

Author(s): Amanda L Wilkinson, Reinhard Kaiser, Mohamed F Jalloh, Mamudi Kamara, Dianna M Blau, Pratima L Raghunathan, Alpha Kamara, Umaru Kamara, Nathaniel Houston-Suluku, Kevin Clarke, Amara Jambai, John T Redd, Sara Hersey, Brima Osaio-Kamara

Journal:

 

Mortality surveillance and vital registration are limited in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest mortality rates among children aged <5 years worldwide, approximately 120 deaths per 1,000 live births (1,2). To inform efforts to strengthen surveillance, stillbirths and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Ring vaccination with rVSV-ZEBOV under expanded access in response to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, 2016: an operational and vaccine safety report.
 

Author(s): Pierre-Stéphane Gsell, Anton Camacho, Adam J Kucharski, Conall H Watson, Aminata Bagayoko, Séverine Danmadji Nadlaou, Natalie E Dean, Abdourahamane Diallo, Abdourahmane Diallo, Djidonou A Honora, Moussa Doumbia, Godwin Enwere, Elizabeth S Higgs, Thomas Mauget, Diakite Mory, Ximena Riveros, Fofana Thierno Oumar, Mosoka Fallah, Alhassane Toure, Andrea S Vicari, Ira M Longini, W J Edmunds, Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo, Marie Paule Kieny, Sakoba Kéïta

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;17(12):1276-1284.

 

In March, 2016, a flare-up of Ebola virus disease was reported in Guinea, and in response ring vaccination with the unlicensed rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine was introduced under expanded access, the first time that an Ebola vaccine has been used in an outbreak setting outside a clinical trial. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Ebola Virus Disease" returned 45 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neuropsychological long-term sequelae of Ebola virus disease survivors - A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Felix Lötsch, Jenny Schnyder, Abraham Goorhuis, Martin P Grobusch

Journal: Travel Med Infect Dis. ;18():18-23.

 

The recent West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak had catastrophic impact on populations, health care systems and economies of the affected countries. Somatic symptoms have been reported to persist long beyond the acute infection. This review was conducted to provide an overview ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Current and Future Diagnostic Tests for Ebola Virus Disease.
 

Author(s): Bharti Singh, Advaita Ganguly, Hoon H Sunwoo

Journal: J Pharm Pharm Sci. ;19(4):530-551.

 

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a major public health concern with a high mortality rate in infected individuals. Outbreaks of Ebola have been widespread-there is no rapid, sensitive, specific, and affordable diagnostic test for the virus, nor there is any treatment for the disease. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
Diagnostics in Ebola Virus Disease in Resource-Rich and Resource-Limited Settings.
 

Author(s): Robert J Shorten, Colin S Brown, Michael Jacobs, Simon Rattenbury, Andrew J Simpson, Stephen Mepham

Journal:

 

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was unprecedented in scale and location. Limited access to both diagnostic and supportive pathology assays in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings had a detrimental effect on the identification and isolation of cases ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Ebola Virus Disease Survivors: Clinical and Immunologic Follow-up
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ebola Virus Disease

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2017

Go to URL
Partnership for Research on Ebola VACcinations
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ebola Virus Disease

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2017

Go to URL