What is Ebola?

EBOLAWhat is Ebola?

Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease. Symptoms are listed below and may appear from 2-21 days after exposure, though 8-10 days is most common. How does Ebola spread? You can only get Ebola from direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person or exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles.


  • Have you traveled to Africa recently, especially countries in West Africa?
  • Have you been in close contact with anyone who has been to West Africa recently?
  • Have you experienced any of these symptoms in the last few days?
    • Fever
    • Weakness
    • Headache
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Stomach Pain
    • Lack of Appetite
    • Abnormal Bleeding
    • Joint/Muscle Aches

If you answered “yes” to these questions, immediately call 911. Do not take public transportation or taxi.

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