Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 2189--2201

Ebola virus: A global public health menace: A narrative review


Shamimul Hasan1, Syed Ansar Ahmad2, Rahnuma Masood3, Shazina Saeed4 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shazina Saeed
Department of Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh - 201 303
India

Ebola virus disease (EVD), a fatal viral hemorrhagic illness, is due to infection with the Ebola virus of the Filoviridae family. The disease has evolved as a global public health menace due to a large immigrant population. Initially, the patients present with nonspecific influenza-like symptoms and eventually terminate into shock and multiorgan failure. There exists no specific treatment protocol for EVD and only supportive and symptomatic therapy is the line of treatment. This review article provides a detailed overview of the Ebola virus; it's clinical and oral manifestations, diagnostic aids, differential diagnosis, preventive aspects, and management protocol.


How to cite this article:
Hasan S, Ahmad SA, Masood R, Saeed S. Ebola virus: A global public health menace: A narrative review.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:2189-2201


How to cite this URL:
Hasan S, Ahmad SA, Masood R, Saeed S. Ebola virus: A global public health menace: A narrative review. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];8:2189-2201
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