How do other illnesses affect Ebola?

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Ebola may be more severe in people with pre-existing illnesses, especially those who bleed easily or are immune suppressed. The virus is so often fatal because it is able to survive attacks from the infected person's immune system. In addition, the virus can cause damage to the liver and kidneys, so people who have existing liver or kidney disease may be more severely affected.

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Ebola

Ebola

Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. It is caused by a family of viruses that originate in central and west Africa. The disease is rare and occurs in sporadic outbreaks. Ebola is spread through direct co...

ntact with the bodily fluids of infected individuals or objects, such as needles or bedsheets, that have been contaminated with the virus. Your risk of contracting Ebola is very low unless you visit an area where it is widespread. There are no approved treatments for the disease, but some experimental treatments have shown promise. Vaccines are currently under development.
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