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Ebola virus is a deadly virus that causes severe hemorrhagic fever in people and animals. It is an enveloped, single stranded, negative sense, linear RNA virus of the Filoviridae family. Ebola spreads through contact with the blood or bodily fluids of infected people or animals. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, and vomiting. In severe cases, the person may bleed internally and externally. There is no specific treatment for Ebola, only supportive management.