Top 10 Trends in Medicine, August 2014

August 26, 2014

While the popularity of some search terms makes sense, other results may surprise you! Check out the top 10 trending terms clinicians used last month, based on search referral data.

#1 Clinical Trend: Ebola Virus

Ebola virus is one of at least 30 known viruses capable of causing viral hemorrhagic fever syndrome. Although geographically diverse, all identified agents are RNA viruses with a lipid envelope, all are considered zoonoses, and all damage the microvasculature, resulting in increased vascular permeability. The current West Africa Ebola outbreak is the largest reported to date, with more than 1,300 identified cases.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Ebola Virus.

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