Letter to the Editor

Ebola 101

Authors: Faysal Alhasan, MD, Sonali Salunkhe, MD, Steven Lippmann, MD


To the Editor: Ebola virus (EBOV) is a zoonotic filovirus, with fruit bats being the animal reservoir. In recent years, there has been an Ebola epidemic in western Africa, yielding a public health crisis.1 Transmission of the virus to humans requires the direct contact of mucous membranes with the body fluids or tissues of infected animals.
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