Ebola is a virus Filoviridae family, named for the Ebola River ( Democratic Republic of Congo) where it was first identified in 1976. The mortality is high among 50-95 % of patients. Because of its lethal nature is even considered as a biological weapon. Contagion: contact with blood, tissue, secretions, body fluids Incubation: 2-21 days The typical symptoms are: 1. Sudden high fever 2. Headache 3. Body aches and weakness 4. Sore Throat 5. Rash 6. Eye Irritation 7. Alteration of renal and hepatic function 8. Internal and external bleeding The lab will show through a blood test called Elisa IgM and IgG for the ebola virus when it is.