What Is Ebola?

Ebola is a filovirus named after a river in Zaire, its first site of discovery. This filovirus is usually fatal, and it affects monkeys, apes and humans. Filoviruses are string-shaped, with a little hook or loop at one end. Another filovirus is the Marbug virus, which gives similar symptoms to Ebola, but the chance of surving an infection of Marbug virus is higher.

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