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Virus del Ébola Translated title: Ebola virus

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      En la actualidad, el panorama epidemiológico internacional se presenta con enfermedades infecciosas graves como el Ébola. Recientemente han ocurrido brotes en tres países del África Occidental, por lo que la Organización Mundial de la Salud ha insistido acerca del peligro que existe sobre la expansión y gravedad de esta epidemia. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica del tema con el objetivo de actualizar al médico sobre aspectos esenciales de la fiebre hemorrágica o enfermedad del Ébola. Los índices de letalidad se encuentran entre el 50 y 90 %, por lo que la Organización Mundial de la Salud hace énfasis en la importancia de la prevención mediante la higiene, lo que constituye un aspecto clave.

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      International epidemiological panorama at present witnesses the presence of serious infectious diseases such as Ebola that has given rise to outbreaks in three West African countries. There have been insistent warnings about the danger of this disease spread, which is a reality and the World Health Organization has recently stated once again the great scope and severity of this epidemics. A literature review on this topic was made to update the physician´s knowledge about the essential aspects of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever or disease. The lethality rates range 50 to 90%, so the World Health Organization has emphasized the importance of prevention through hygienic measures, a key aspect in this battle.

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            Affiliations
            [1 ] Policlínico Universitario 26 de Julio Cuba
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            Journal
            mgi
            Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
            Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr
            ECIMED (Ciudad de La Habana )
            1561-3038
            December 2014
            : 30
            : 4
            : 487-497
            S0864-21252014000400010

            http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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            Product Information: SciELO Cuba
            Categories
            MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

            Internal medicine

            Ebola, enfermedades infecciosas, Ébola, infectious diseases

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