Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Ebola Virus?

John W. King, MD

September 22, 2014

With the exception of the Reston strain, Ebola virus is associated with very high morbidity and mortality among patients who present with clinical illness, though these vary according to the causative species. The most lethal Ebola virus species is Zaire ebolavirus, which has been reported to have a mortality rate as high as 89%. Sudan ebolavirus also has high reported mortality, ranging from 41% to 65%.

For more on the prognosis of patients with Ebola virus, read here.


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