Signs and Symptoms of Ebola The Ebola Disease Virus

Signs and Symptoms of Ebola

symptoms of ebola

There is currently no vaccine or know cure for the Ebola Disease Virus.

Symptoms of Ebola include

  • Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the Ebola virus, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

Recovery from Ebola is possible and generally depends on that person being in good health, having good supportive clinical care and the patient’s own immune response.

People who have recovered from the Ebola virus infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.

Scientists are now working rapidly to produce a safe vaccine for the virus.


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