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What is the difference between ebola hemorrhoid fever and hemo fever caused by the flea from a rat?

What is the difference between ebola hemorrhoid fever and hemo fever caused by the flea from a rat?

Hantavirus?: If referring to Hantavirus - there are some strains that can be fatal in humans (Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever w renal syndrome (HFRS) or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)) HPS has fatality rate of 36%. The current Ebolavirus Zaire outbreak has a death rate of about 55% but in past death rates have been as high as 90%. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

How long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? If a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die ...Read more

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How is simian hemorrhagic fever (shf) similar to and different from ebola?

How is simian hemorrhagic fever (shf) similar to and different from ebola?

SHFV vs Ebola: Simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) comes from the arterividae family of viruses. Ebola virus (EV) is in the Filoviridae family. Patas, red-tailed guenons & red colobus monkeys are believed to be the natural host for SHFV. It is very pathogenic to simians but has not been linked to human disease. EV has led to many deaths in humans. Both are viruses that cause high fevers and hemorrhaging. ...Read more

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Do you think that Ebola will kill a lot of people like the yellow fever epidemic in 1793?

Do you think that Ebola will kill a lot of people like the yellow fever epidemic in 1793?

Not in the US but: it has already achieved that level in West Africa. The total # of death in Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia is 4,912 with 10 additional deaths worldwide. Between 1 AUG to 9 NOV 1793 there were approximately 5,000 official register of deaths in Philadelphia (many were due Yellow Fever). The available health care in W.Africa is sub-par which is why helping is streaming in from across the globe. > ...Read more

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i had a low grade fever, body aches, sore throat and threw up 3 times. Today i feel better. no fever and aches are gone. Could this be Ebola ?

 i had a low grade fever, body aches, sore throat and threw up 3 times. Today i feel better. no fever and aches are gone. Could this be Ebola ?

No -: what you have described is not the course of illness for Ebola. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite,low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may progress to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea (potentially bloody), marked weight loss, chest pain, coughing, hemorrhagic rash over the body, bruising, red + swollen eyes & > ...Read more

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Stomach pain, threw up 2 times yesterday, low grade fever of 100.1, body aches.. doc said tonsilitis. Feel better today, no fever Could this be Ebola ?

NOT Ebola.: You must be really worried as I see several ebola entries from you. Your symptom profile does not match that of Ebola. There have been no Ebola cases in Florida - and you would need to have a source of Ebola for transmission. Please trust in the physician who diagnosed you with tonsillitis. Just because it has hooves doesn't mean it is a zebra. Take care. ...Read more

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I have nonstop diarrhea and a high fever. Do I have Ebola?

I have nonstop diarrhea and a high fever. Do I have Ebola?

EbolaIsNotACoughdrop: No, but you probably need to see a doctor anyways. It's the high fever. Most diarrhea has no or a low grade fever, not "high" (I assume you mean over 101F). Plus the non-stop part could lead to other problems if you aren't replacing those lost fluids properly. Finally, if you are living somewhere in West Africa, get over to one of those Ebola stations pronto and keep your secretions to yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ebola Virus (Definition)

Ebola Virus causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a viral disease that causes bleeding ...Read more