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Ebola more complicated than many doctors realized
USA Today

Even after nearly 40 years, Ebola is still finding ways to surprise us.

The world’s largest Ebola outbreak, which began in December 2013 and is still simmering in West Africa, has taught doctors that the disease is even more complicated than previously believed.

Infectious disease experts shared some of what they’ve learned about Ebola over the past year with USA TODAY.

Ebola isn’t necessarily a fatal disease.
Conventional wisdom says that fatality rates for Ebola range from 25% to 90%. But those statistics are based on outbreaks in Africa, where patients have limited access to modern hospital care. In the current West African outbreak — which has largely affected Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia – more than 28,200 people have been sickened and more than 11,300 have died, according to the World Health Organization.

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