Ebola virus disease (Ebola or EVD) is a rare disease that causes severe symptoms and can be life-threatening. It belongs to a family of viruses that cause viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF). It has also been called Ebola haemorrhagic fever. EVD is a rare disease that is life-threatening.
There have been no confirmed cases of EVD reported in Australia. There is no evidence that it is present in Australian animals.
People with any symptoms of Ebola virus disease who have been in contact with someone with Ebola virus disease (or their blood or body fluids) should be hospitalised.
Individuals with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease need to be isolated andexcluded from childcare, preschool, school and work until cleared to return by a doctor