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July 2015

Eyes on Ebola Virus Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(7):743-744. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0703

The current Ebola epidemic has been deemed the largest in history, with the World Health Organization declaring it a “public health emergency of international concern.”1 Ebola virus disease has a high fatality rate, and the Ebola virus belongs to the family Filoviridae, a family of viruses that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates.2 Bats are suspected to be the reservoir hosts.2

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