10 facts about Ebola
2. The disease is caused by an infection from one of four Ebola viruses, which attack cells in the body.
3. Symptoms include a severe headache, a fever of at least 100.4 degrees, muscle pain, throwing up, diarrhea, bruising, coughing up blood, chills and stomach pain.
4. After being exposed to Ebola, the incubation period is typically two to 21 days to contract it, although a small number of cases may take longer
5. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, all in West Africa, are the three countries that have been hit hardest.
6. The average fatality rate is about 50 percent.
7. There is no vaccine for Ebola.
8. Treatment includes antibodies from patients who have recovered, intravenous fluids and helping patients maintain their blood pressure and oxygen intake.
9. Liberia has had 2,705 Ebola deaths
10. Guinea has had 904 deaths