Ebola is an Infectious Virus

The Cause

Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family filoviridae.

The Transmission

Ebola can be spread through blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola; objects that have been contaminated with the virus; or infected fruit bats or primates.


Fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and unexplained bleeding or bruising.


Treated by providing body fluids.


Practice careful hygiene, don't handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person's blood or body fluids.

Interesting Facts

Ebola is happening in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Ebola was discovered by Peter Piot.

Ebola was previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

Ebola was discovered in 1976.