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Ebola virus disease, generally known simply as Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever that is particularly deadly to humans. First identified in 1976 in northern Zaire, Ebola is believed to naturally reside in fruit bats that are immune to the disease. Those who contract the disease typically experience symptoms such as a fever, a sore throat, sore muscles, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, and bleeding between two days and three weeks after infection. Ebola is highly contagious, but generally only after sufferers have begun to display symptoms. In general, Ebola can be transmitted through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. Around half of all those who contact Ebola succumb to the disease.