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Article: Volume 42 Number 1 Page 7 - January/February 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 7-21

Oral Microbiology:  Ebola: A Very Dangerous Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

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Abstract: Ebola is a highly dangerous infectious disease seen mainly in West Africa or travellers from there. All healthcare workers should check the recent travel history of their patients and follow formal guidance issued.

Clinical relevance: This article discusses the relevance of the Ebola virus in dentistry.

Author notes: Professor Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFD RCSI, FDS RCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr HC, Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health: and Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK.

Objective: To provide an update on the fast-changing status of the Ebola virus.