Read about a new, molecular view of the Ebola virus that could hold the key to countering this severe and often fatal disease.
Diagnosis of Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers can be difficult because early symptoms are often similar to other infectious diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever.
If they suspect Ebola or Marburg infection, healthcare providers will isolate infected patients. Laboratory tests can confirm infection within a few days of the onset of symptoms.
Last Updated May 14, 2010
Last Reviewed May 14, 2010