Ebola virus

by Lucie Broeker

How is the virus transmitted?

  • It is thought that fruit bats are natural Ebola virus host.
  • The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals
  • Ebola is transmitted by contact with blood, sweat and other bodily fluids.
  • If you touch a contaminated object, you can get Ebola.

How is the infectious disease treated and prevented?

  • There is no approved vaccine against Ebola.
  • Earlier the disease is discovered, the higher is the chance to survive

Symptoms of ebola

  • it can take from 2 to 21 days, but usually 8 to 10 days
  • high fever
  • headache
  • joint and muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • weakness
  • stomach pain
  • lack of appetite