Sign And Symptoms Of Ebola

The Ebola virus is widespread in West Africa . Although several cases were noted within the United States, the medical professionals were able to isolate the victims and keep the virus from spreading.

Mode of Transmission

Ebola haemorrhagic fever can be spread from wild animals to human and human to human. Direct contact with body fluids (saliva, sweat, urine, feces, semen, and vomit) and blood of the infected host can enter the body through an open wound, broken skin, or mucous membranes.

Incubation Period

The incubation period can be anywhere from 2-21 days, which is at the time of exposure, until the onset of symptoms.

Typical Path with Symptoms

  • Symptom Onset, which typically occurs around the 7-9th day. Headache, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and fever will appear.
  • Day 10 will bring higher fevers, diarrhea, vomiting with blood noted, and lethargy. A rash and chest pain may begin to appear at this stage, as well.
  • Day 11 the symptoms will become more severe with epistaxis (nose bleeding) and bleeding from every orifice may be noted.
  • Day 12 will bring seizures, comatose state, and death