Ebola is a severe and often deadly disease caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding, and often, death.
Ebola can occur in humans and other primates (gorillas, monkeys, and chimpanzees).
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa that began in March 2014 was the largest hemorrhagic viral epidemic in history. Almost 40% of the people who developed Ebola in this outbreak died.
The virus has historically posed a very low risk to people in the United States.
Government publications, including Congressional hearings, Presidential Statements, the Congressional Record, Federal Register and more are maintained on the GovInfo.gov website. To locate the latest government publications on Ebola, simply enter Ebola and limit to the most recent year/month with the filters on the left.