Where did the 1995 epidemic began?

The first outbreak occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) in a village near the Ebola River, which gave the virus its name. The second outbreak occurred in what is now South Sudan, approximately 500 miles (850 km) away.

What outbreak happened in 1995?

In 1995, an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) caused by the Zaire subtype of Ebola virus occurred in Kikwit, Zaire.

What viruses were around in 1995?

Influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominated during the 1994-95 season, but influenza B and A(H1N1) viruses also were isolated. Following peak activity during February through early March in the United States, influenza A(H3N2), A(H1N1), and influenza B viruses continued to be isolated every month during March-June.

What was the source of the Ebola outbreak?

Scientists do not know where Ebola virus comes from. Based on similar viruses, they believe EVD is animal-borne, with bats or nonhuman primates being the most likely source. Infected animals carrying the virus can transmit it to other animals, like apes, monkeys, duikers and humans.

What is motaba?

Motaba may refer to: Motaba River, Republic of Congo; a river found in the Likouala Department; see List of rivers of the Republic of the Congo. Motaba virus, the fictional hemorrhagic fever virus found in the 1995 film Outbreak (film)

What was the flu virus in 1996?

Influenza A subtype H3N2 predominated until week 07/96, after which subtype H1N1 accounted for most infections. Influenza activity was first seen in central and northern England, followed by the south of England, Wales, and Scotland.

What are the symptoms of Hong Kong flu?

Infection caused upper respiratory symptoms typical of influenza and produced symptoms of chills, fever, and muscle pain and weakness. These symptoms usually persisted for between four and six days. The highest levels of mortality were associated with the most susceptible groups, namely infants and the elderly.