Ebola Virus: Old Pathogen, New Outbreak – Lysenia Mojica, MD

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Dr. Lysenia Mojica discusses the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. She speaks about the history and characteristics of the Filoviridae and discusses Ebola virus in particular. Ebola vectors are unknown, though thought to be carried by bats, and transmission of the highly virulent and stable virus can occur parenterally and by physical contact. She goes over clinical manifestations, risk factors, laboratory findings, and management and containment strategies. Finally, she discusses global implications of the West Africa outbreak.

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