Ebola Virus Most Deadly For Babies & Young Children

March 26, 2015 4:04 PM

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Ebola Virus Most Deadly For Babies & Young Children

Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests.

Those a little older — ages 1 to 4 — fared not much better. Ebola proved fatal for nearly 80 percent of them, too, the study found. It is based on case sampling and tracking of more than 1,000 children by the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Team. The work was published as a research lette...

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