Estimated death rate after contracting Ebola virus

Value 55 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Ebola: a call to action. Nat Med. 2014 Sep20(9):967. doi: 10.1038/nm.3689. left column top paragraphPubMed ID25198036
Comments "At the time of this writing, more than 2,200 people are estimated to have been infected by a new strain of Zaire ebolavirus in four West African nations, and more than 1,200 have died. Infection can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea and internal and external hemorrhaging that can lead to death. Neighboring as well as non-neighboring countries are at risk because of porous borders and air travel of presymptomatic infected individuals, the latter having resulted in the spread of infection to Nigeria. And while the death rate—estimated at 55%—is lower than that of many previous Ebola outbreaks, the total number of cases exceeds all ebolavirus infections since 1976. [Researchers] don’t know when the outbreak will end, or how far it will spread, but its control is expected to take months and may involve extraordinary measures."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111114