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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0282687

NCI Thesaurus Code: C36171  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: A viral hemorrhagic fever that is caused by the Ebola virus, which is transmitted by contact with infected animals or humans; it is characterized by high fever, unexplained bleeding, and a high mortality rate.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is caused by a virus. It is a severe and often fatal disease. It can affect humans and other primates. Researchers believe that the virus first spreads from an infected animal to a human. It can then spread from human to human through direct contact with a patient's blood or secretions.

Symptoms of Ebola may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms usually include

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite

Other symptoms including rash, red eyes, and internal and external bleeding, may also occur.

The early symptoms of Ebola are similar to other, more common, diseases. This makes it difficult to diagnose Ebola in someone who has been infected for only a few days. However, if a person has the early symptoms of Ebola and there is reason to suspect Ebola, the patient should be isolated. It is also important to notify public health professionals. Lab tests can confirm whether the patient has Ebola.

There is no cure for Ebola. Treatment involves supportive care such as fluids, oxygen, and treatment of complications. Some people who get Ebola are able to recover, but many do not.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NICHD Definition: A viral hemorrhagic fever that is caused by the Ebola virus, which is transmitted by contact with infected animals or humans; it is characterized by high fever, unexplained bleeding, and a high mortality rate.

MSH Definition: A highly fatal, acute hemorrhagic fever, clinically very similar to MARBURG VIRUS DISEASE, caused by EBOLAVIRUS, first occurring in the Sudan and adjacent northwestern (what was then) Zaire.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Ebola disease
Ebola haemorrhagic fever
Ebola hemorrhagic fever
Ebola Infection
Ebola virus disease (disorder)
Ebola virus disease
EBOLA VIRUS DIS
Ebola virus infection
Ebola
EVD - Ebola virus disease
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola [Disease/Finding]
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
Infection, Ebola Virus
Infection, Ebola
Viral haemorrhagic fever, Ebola
Viral hemorrhagic fever, Ebola
Virus Infection, Ebola

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C36171 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
ANSWER_CODE no code LNC
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH TM UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000017005 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID X70LA SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 08/13/2014 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DX 19960101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20030731 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
HAS_GARD_PAGE true GARD
HN 96 MSH
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
IS_RARE true GARD
IS_SPANISH false GARD
MDA 19950605 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A highly fatal, acute hemorrhagic fever, clinically very similar to MARBURG VIRUS DISEASE, caused by EBOLAVIRUS, first occurring in the Sudan and adjacent northwestern (what was then) Zaire. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D019142 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola NDFRT
MESH_UI M0028540 NDFRT
MMR 20141106 MSH
MN C02.782.417.415 MSH
MN C02.782.580.250.400 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ebola.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ebola.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Ebola NCI
NUI N0000003898 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 00686 ICD10CM
PM 96 MSH
PRIMARY_PATH 10014071$10057197$10047438$10021881$Ebola disease$Filovirus viral infections$Viral infectious disorders$Infections and infestations MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10021881 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 16.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 20.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 8.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 8.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 9.1 MDR
RARE_DISEASE_URL http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/2035/ebola-virus-disease/resources/1 GARD
RXAUI 3153039 RXNORM
RXAUI 3153042 RXNORM
RXAUI 3171998 RXNORM
RXAUI 3171999 RXNORM
RXAUI 7243635 RXNORM
RXAUI 7243636 RXNORM
RXCUI 1023233 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 37109004 NDFRT
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~A98.4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS A98.4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~A98.4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~X70LA SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T000870561 MSH
TERMUI T000870562 MSH
TERMUI T057101 MSH
TERMUI T057102 MSH
TERMUI T057103 MSH
TH NLM (1996) MSH
TH NLM (2015) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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