Filovirus infections or Ebola virus is the disease that was previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Filovirus is an uncommon but lethal virus that triggers fever, body pain, diarrhea, and occasionally external and internal bleeding.
As it spreads throughout the body, the virus causes harm to the immune system and body parts. It eventually reduces the number of blood-clotting cells. This results in serious, unmanageable bleeding.
The infection is not as infectious as viruses like the common cold, measles, or influenza. It is transmissible to people through exposure to a contaminated animal’s skin or fluids. Then it passes from person to person in the same manner. Those who care for a sick individual or bury people who have died from the disease are more likely to contract it.