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A Look at the Epidemiology of Ebola Virus

Ihsan Al-Bayati, Sarmad Said

Department of Internal Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, TX, USA

Med Sci Rev 2014; 1:15-17

DOI: 10.12659/MSRev.893119

Available online:

Published: 2014-11-24


Abstract: Ebolavirus and the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa merged recently to be in the center of significant public attention. Although Ebolavirus has been know for more than 4 decades as a fatal infection, historical outbreaks were not as dramatic as the ongoing one we are facing now. Medical Science Review Journal devoted a special issue and a separate section to collect and provide the latest updates available on the virus, it progressions, and promising developmental drugs.

Keywords: Bias (Epidemiology), Disease Outbreaks, Ebolavirus