Ebola Virus Infection - Zoonotic Disease.

(Part 12, Zoonotic Diseases, VPE)

Ebola Virus Infection - Zoonotic Disease

by Dr. Ripan Biswas, Department of VPE, F/O-VAS, of West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences.

Ebola Virus Disease


Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans, with death rates up to 90%. EVD is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae. Zoonotic infection, i.e. humans are infected by animals- chimpanzes, gorillas, monkeys, forest antelopes, fruit bats, porcupine - found in tropical rainforests

Note: The following pdf is the VPE note of Zoonotic DiseasesPart 12 of BVSc & AH. *VPE- Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology.

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Key facts - Ebola / History of Ebola / Transmission of Ebola / Diagnosis and Treatment of Ebola virus infection / Surveillance measures at POEs / MOHFW initiatives / Screening Process of Ebola.

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Previous VPE notes of Zoonotic Diseases are - Zoonotic Diseases IntroductionEmerging & ReemergingBrucellosisTuberculosis,  LeptospirosisListeriosisRabiesJapanese EncephalitisInfluenzaCrimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Nipah virus Encephalitis etc. Hope the note will benefited you. Share with your Vet Friends and Family. For any query knock us. Stay tuned. Thank You. Happy Learning!