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Ebola Virus: A Global Public Health Menace: A Narrative Review


Ebola Virus: A Global Public Health Menace: A Narrative Review

Shamimul Hasan et al. J Family Med Prim Care.


Ebola virus disease (EVD), a fatal viral hemorrhagic illness, is due to infection with the Ebola virus of the Filoviridae family. The disease has evolved as a global public health menace due to a large immigrant population. Initially, the patients present with nonspecific influenza-like symptoms and eventually terminate into shock and multiorgan failure. There exists no specific treatment protocol for EVD and only supportive and symptomatic therapy is the line of treatment. This review article provides a detailed overview of the Ebola virus; it's clinical and oral manifestations, diagnostic aids, differential diagnosis, preventive aspects, and management protocol.

Keywords: Ebola virus; oral manifestations; public health menace; symptomatic therapy.

Conflict of interest statement

There are no conflicts of interest.


Figure 1
Figure 1
Taxonomy of Ebola virus
Figure 2
Figure 2
Primary and secondary transmission
Figure 3
Figure 3
Geographic distribution of Ebola virus disease outbreaks
Figure 4
Figure 4
Distribution of Ebola virus disease in West African Countries
Figure 5
Figure 5
Pathogenesis of Ebola virus disease

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