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Ebola is a deadly virus that causes hemorrhagic fever among other symptoms. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has a very high fatality rate. It is spread through contact with bodily fluids like blood. The disease has been rare but in the past decade or so there have been two of the largest known outbreaks in human history. The virus is found in Africa, particularly in the DRC.

The Latest on the Uganda Ebola Outbreak
The latest updates on the Ebola Outbreak in Uganda. The outbreak is the rare Sudan strain. (October 24, 2022)

New Test Detects Nearly All Viruses Say Scientists
Scientists say they have developed a new test that can detect virtually any virus that infects people and animals. (September 29, 2015)

Ebola Outbreak Returns to Liberia
There are at least two new cases in Ebola in a major setback to getting the outbreak in West Africa under control. (July 1, 2015)

Death Toll in West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Passes 10,000
10,000 have died from the ongoing ebola outbreak in West Africa (March 12, 2015)

Ebola Virus Family is 16 to 23 Million Years Old
Scientists say the ebola virus family, called filovirus, is at least 16 to 23 million years old. (October 27, 2014)

Spanish Nurse Contracts Ebola Virus in Madrid
A Spanish nurse has contracted the Ebola virus in Madrid after treating Ebola patients. (October 6, 2014)

Health Officials Tracking Down Ebola Patient's Contacts in Dallas
CDC and local health official are trying to contact all the Ebola patient's contact in Dallas. (October 1, 2014)

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has Killed 337
The ongoing ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 337 people and shows no signs of abating. (June 18, 2014)

Canadian Man in Critical Condition With Ebola-like Virus After Returning From Africa
A Candian man is in critical condition in a hospital in Saskatoon with an Ebola-like virus after returning from West Africa. (March 24, 2014)

Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in Guinea
An Ebola outbreak has been confirme din Guinea. The deadly virus has killed up to 59 people. (March 22, 2014)

Outbreak of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Begins in Uganda as Ebola Outbreak Ends
Uganda recently declared an end to an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, but now the region faces a new hemorrhagic threat. (October 22, 2012)

36 Dead in Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
There is a new update on the ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (October 2, 2012)

Newly Identified African Virus Related to Rabies Causes Hemorrhagic Fever
Another deadly horrifying virus has been discovered in Africa. (September 30, 2012)

World Health Organization Says Ebola Outbreak in Congo Not Under Control
Reuters reports that the World Health Organization is warning that an ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not under control. (September 13, 2012)

Ebola Outbreak in Uganda Kills 13
Reuters reports that there is a an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Uganda. (July 28, 2012)

101 Suspected Ebola Cases in Uganda
There is a serious outbreak of Ebola fever underway in Uganda. (December 8, 2007)

Serious Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo
A serious outbreak of the deadly ebola virus in underway in the DR Congo. (September 12, 2007)

Emerging Disease Problem to Worsen
Science Daily reports that Dr Andrew Cunningham has warned in the British Medical Journal that the problem of emerging diseases like SARS, Ebola and the West Nile Virus is likely to worsen. (November 30, 2005)

Africa Faces Ebola and Marburg Threats
A new Ebola outbreak has emerged in the Sudan. (March 24, 2005)

Mystery Disease Kills 56 in Angola in Two Weeks
The ProMed email service, a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, had an email post that 56 people have died in Angola in the last two weeks from an unknown illness. (March 16, 2005)