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How does Ebola affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Ebola is an often deadly virus that is highly contagious when a person is exposed to body fluids or tissue of people who are infected. Up to 90% of people who are infected with the virus may die from it. Ebola can cause varying degrees of internal and external bleeding and damage to the organs. People who recover from Ebola may take months to resume normal activities.

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