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Facts about the Ebola virus

Ebola (EVD) is a deadly, infectious disease, spread by the Ebola virus. A recent outbreak in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives as the diseases remains incurable (as at 2014). The disease is known by any of the names: Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola. Ebola mainly affects humans and other primates.

The symptoms, which start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, include: fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. These are typically followed by: vomiting, diarrhoea and body rash. All these culminate in decreased function of the liver and kidneys. External and/ or internal bleeding is another visible symptom of this deadly disease.

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Where did Ebola virus come from?

Are Africans the only ones who ate "dirty" meat?

3 years 4 months ago
Where did Ebola virus come from?

Ebola came from primates like apes. It got into humans via eating unsterile meat. Particularly in Africa where the practice of eating "bush meat"...3 years 4 months ago

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You have mentioned mostly core coding related jobs. What about:

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