Ebola Virus Disease: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

Ebola virus is one of a group of viruses that cause a hemorrhagic fever syndrome. Symptoms of Ebola virus infection are similar to those produced by other hemorrhagic fever viruses and include

Patients experience a loss of appetite and often stomach pains. Some patients experience

Later, as the disease progresses and worsens in severity, symptoms can include bleeding at various sites within or outside of the body.

Causes of Ebola virus disease

There are four different strains of the Ebola virus that cause Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Ebola virus belongs to the virus family known as Filoviridae.

Other ebola virus disease symptoms and signs


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United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever." Nov. 2, 2014. <http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/symptoms/>.