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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

LUGONES BOTELL, Miguel  and  RAMIREZ BERMUDEZ, Marieta. Ebola virus. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.4, pp.487-497. ISSN 0864-2125.

International epidemiological panorama at present witnesses the presence of serious infectious diseases such as Ebola that has given rise to outbreaks in three West African countries. There have been insistent warnings about the danger of this disease spread, which is a reality and the World Health Organization has recently stated once again the great scope and severity of this epidemics. A literature review on this topic was made to update the physician´s knowledge about the essential aspects of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever or disease. The lethality rates range 50 to 90%, so the World Health Organization has emphasized the importance of prevention through hygienic measures, a key aspect in this battle.

Keywords : Ebola; infectious diseases.

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