Severe hemorrhagic fever similar to Marburg disease. It was first identified 1976 when it broke out in in the Ebola river region in the Sudan and Zaire.
The virus, which usually affects monkeys, is one of the deadliest known, proving fatal in up to 90% of cases. It is spread through bodily fluids and secretions but not by casual contact, and has an incubation period of about 21 days. There is no known cure.
In 1995, there was an outbreak in Kikwit, Zaire, only 200 km/125 mi from the capital Kinshasa. By June the same year, it had killed 153 people.
Teška bolest (u Africi).