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According to the Centers for Disease Control Ebola is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates.

Signs and Symptoms:

• Fever

• Headache

• Joint and muscle aches

• Weakness

• Diarrhea

• Vomiting

• Stomach pain

• Lack of appetite

Some patients may experience:

• Rash

• Red eyes

• Hiccups

• Cough

• Sore throat

• Chest pain

• Difficulty breathing

• Difficulty swallowing

• Bleeding inside and outside of the body

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.

While Ebola can be deadly, it’s important to know you cannot get Ebola through the air, through water or through food.

You can only get Ebola from:

Touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.

Touching contaminated objects, like needles.

Touching infected animals, their blood or other bodily fluids, or their meat.

If you have flu-like symptoms and recently traveled to West Africa or had close contact with an Ebola-diagnosed person, you should notify your doctor.


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