Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease in humans with high fever and bleedings. It is caused by the Ebola virus.


Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by grossly swellings of body parts due to impaired lymph drainage.

Elite controler

"Elite controllers" are very rare people with HIV infection who can control viral load spontaneously without antiretroviral drugs.


Endemic” means for example in epidemiology that a disease is constantly at an elevated level in a particular region or population.


Endotoxins are part of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and trigger immune reactions in human.


Enterobacteriaceae are a family of bacteria that includes many gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria.


Epidemiology investigates the occurrence and distribution of diseases within the population. Moreover, molecular biology techniques are used in molecular epidemiology.


An epitope is a small area (molecular segment) on the surface of an antigen that can elicit a specific immune response.

Epstein-Barr virus

Epstein-Barr-Virus (EBV) can cause infectious mononucleosis and is responsible for different cancers.


Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) are bacterial enzymes that render certain antibiotics ineffective and make bacteria multidrug-resistant.