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D-List Superbugs: Ebola Virus

In light of its recent media attention and the first suspected case of Ebola in my home country of Nigeria on July 20th this year, I thought why not write about it. I noted that outside of the Hot Zone and the term “hemorrhagic fevers” my knowledge of what the Ebola virus was and its clinical presentation was limited. I decided to use this opportunity to provide a snapshot of the virus to date.