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Filoviruses are a family that includes Ebola and Marburg.
Ebola, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo — where the viral haemorrhagic fever was discovered, kills up to half of everyone who gets infected.
The virus is mainly transmitted through exposure to bodily fluids, with the main symptoms being fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhoea.
It naturally resides in fruit bats, monkeys and porcupines living in the rainforest, and can also be transmitted through eating uncooked 'bushmeat'.
Ebola's cousin, Marburg, has a death rate of up to 90 per cent, making it one of the deadliest pathogens known to man.
It spreads in a similar fashion and can trigger the same symptoms.
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