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Ebola Virus Disease: Clinical Review.

Overview

Ebola transmission may occur as a result of close contact with body fluids of infected patients. The incubation period  for Ebola after  infection is said to be 5-9 days, with a range of 1-21 days in 95% or more of patients,2 3 with the patients not considered infectious until they develop symptoms.

This article is therefore a clinical review whose objective is to investigate what makes the differential diagnosis of Ebola broad. This article therefore examines the causes of the Ebola virus as we as the pathophysiology of this infection. This article equally went further to examine the infection prevention and control measures are used to curb the spread of Ebola from one country to another.

The hypothesis here was that there is high likelihood of infected people travelling, thus, all countries are expected to have tested and practiced protocols ready for screening and managing Ebola patients. Of course the article also outlined some of the clinical features as well as the symptoms of the virus.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

AUTHORS:    Nicholas J Beeching, Manuel Fenech, Catherine F Houlihan
JOURNAL:    BMJ Open
PUBLISHER: The BMJ group
URL:              http://www.bmj.com

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