Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease in people and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause EVD are located mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. People can get EVD through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or nonhuman primate) or a sick or dead person infected with Ebola virus.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved a vaccine or treatment for Ebola virus infection. Several investigational vaccines and treatments for Ebola virus infection are in development and are being evaluated in clinical trials.