What Is Ebola? Six Things You Need to Know

July 29, 2014 9:01 AM

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What Is Ebola? Six Things You Need to Know

Ebola virus has infected two American health workers, a doctor and a hygienist, working in Liberia. It’s killed more than 660 people in the ongoing West African outbreak, the worst ever seen, and infected more than 1,100.

Ebola kills anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of patients, depending on the strain and on where the outbreak is. Doctors say patients die from the effects of high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, but early treatment can often save lives. If patients are treated soon enough, saline solution can help stabil...

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