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EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is caused by an infection with the Ebola virus that may result in severe multi-organ dysfunction and hemorrhage. EVD is a serious disease in humans with mortality
exceeding 50% in those who become ill. In 2014 countries in West Africa experienced an EVD outbreak leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 8 August 2014. Updates on
the outbreak can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EVD website.
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