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

Detailed description

So far, Ebola was mainly observed in the tropical part of Africa. The illness is caused by the Ebola virus. Fruit bats or bats are the presumptive natural hosts of the virus. It spreads to humans through contact with infected wild animals. Human-to-human transmission takes place via contact with bodily fluids and organs of infected people. An epidemic with more than 11,000 dead people occurred in West Africa in 2014/2015. A vaccine against Ebola is being developed.