Caused by the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus
Symptoms of Ebola
Here are some more symptoms of the virus.
Symptoms of Ebola and complications are treated as they appear. There are certain things doctors do that significantly increase the chance of the patient surviving. When done early IV and electrolytes can be used to increase the chances of the patient surviving. Doctors also try to maintain oxygen status and blood pressure.
There is no known vaccine or antiviral that is known to cure this virus yet, but scientists are continually working to find one.
Ways to Prevent Contracting Ebola
Practice careful hygiene. Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids. Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola. Avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals. Avoid facilities in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on facilities. Avoid contact with semen from a man who has had Ebola until you know Ebola is gone from his semen. After you return, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if you develop symptoms.