Ebola Report by Meredith S.

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Ebola: Essential Information


The Ebola virus (EVD) causes an acute, serious illness which can be fatal if it goes without treatment. It was first noted in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in locations near the Ebola river.


Fruit bats and primates are the main hosts of Ebola aside from humans. When a human has Ebola coming in direct contact with them or their bodily fluids can infect another human.Needles can also pass on Ebola.


  • fever
  • severe headache
  • muscle pain
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • unexplained bleeding or bruising


Officials say yous should wash your hands frequently and avoid physical contact.Don't eat bush meat.Stay away from dead animals and bats.

Will Ebola become airborne?

"[A mutation] would be exceedingly rare" in one epidemic, said Edward C. Holmes of Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney.


There are two antidotes under development.that are not yet licensed. Mostly recovering from Ebola depends on your immune system's response and clinical care.

Quick Facts

Onset of symptoms can take 2-21 days and an average of 6-10 days.

It was named after the Ebola River where it was detected first.

You cannot get infected from water, food, or through the air.

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