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Does Ebola affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Ebola does not affect children differently than adults. Ebola is a deadly virus that is highly contagious when a person is exposed to other people who are infected. Up to 90% of people who are infected with the virus may die from it, but data does not indicate that age is a factor in the severity of the illness.

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