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Ebola Virus

  • Emily Rose
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Abstract

Infection with the Ebola virus is an important condition to recognize as it is both highly contagious and has a significant associated morbidity and mortality rate. This chapter highlights the classic and atypical features of Ebola virus, details the symptom course, and emphasizes key diagnostic clues to the diagnosis of Ebola infection. Management of an acute infection is reviewed along with appropriate quarantine and the use of personal protective equipment in the care of infectious patients. Complications and risk of exposure and transmission are also discussed.

Keywords

Ebola virus Marburg virus Hemorrhagic fever Mucocutaneous hemorrhage Personal protective equipment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Emergency MedicineKeck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County + USC Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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