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Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in Africa: the beginnings of a tragic saga.

Chippaux JP - J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis (2014)

Bottom Line: The tremendous outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa since the end of 2013 surprises by its remoteness from previous epidemics and dramatic extent.It provides an update on research on the ecology of Ebola viruses, modes of contamination and human transmission of the disease that are mainly linked to close contact with an infected animal or a patient suffering from the disease.The recommendations to contain the epidemic and challenges to achieve it are reminded.

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Affiliation: UMR 216, Mother and Child Facing Tropical Diseases, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Cotonou, Bénin ; Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.

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The tremendous outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa since the end of 2013 surprises by its remoteness from previous epidemics and dramatic extent. This review aims to describe the 27 manifestations of Ebola virus that arose after its discovery in 1976. It provides an update on research on the ecology of Ebola viruses, modes of contamination and human transmission of the disease that are mainly linked to close contact with an infected animal or a patient suffering from the disease. The recommendations to contain the epidemic and challenges to achieve it are reminded.

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Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in Africa: the beginnings of a tragic saga.

Chippaux JP - J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis (2014)

Boarding of a corpse in the vehicle for transportation to the burial site (photo by Jean-Paul Gonzalez, ©IRD).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig9: Boarding of a corpse in the vehicle for transportation to the burial site (photo by Jean-Paul Gonzalez, ©IRD).
Mentions: Transportation to the place of burial (Figure 9).

Bottom Line: The tremendous outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa since the end of 2013 surprises by its remoteness from previous epidemics and dramatic extent.It provides an update on research on the ecology of Ebola viruses, modes of contamination and human transmission of the disease that are mainly linked to close contact with an infected animal or a patient suffering from the disease.The recommendations to contain the epidemic and challenges to achieve it are reminded.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: UMR 216, Mother and Child Facing Tropical Diseases, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Cotonou, Bénin ; Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.

ABSTRACT
The tremendous outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa since the end of 2013 surprises by its remoteness from previous epidemics and dramatic extent. This review aims to describe the 27 manifestations of Ebola virus that arose after its discovery in 1976. It provides an update on research on the ecology of Ebola viruses, modes of contamination and human transmission of the disease that are mainly linked to close contact with an infected animal or a patient suffering from the disease. The recommendations to contain the epidemic and challenges to achieve it are reminded.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus