Infectious Disease Compendium

Ebola

Diagnosis

A disease of Central Africa,with a pronounced bleeding diathesis.

Epidemiologic Risks

Usually taking care of someone with Ebola. Bats appear to be the source, so go easy on the bat pot pie when in Central Africa. Interestingly, it grows well in pigs and, in the Philippines there are seropostive pig farmers. Don't oink at this. Many an infection has jumped back and forth between pigs and humans. Remember swine flu?

Microbiology

A filovirus. Found in filo dough of the aforementioned bat pot pie.

Empiric Therapy

Supportive.

Pearls

Rants