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Cause of Ebola

Ebola is caused by a virus. It is also caused by bats.

How Ebola is spread

Ebola is spread through touch with the blood or fluids of a person who has Ebola.
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Symptoms of Ebola

The symptoms of Ebola are...

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Red eyes
  • Raised rash
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss
  • Internal bleeding

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How is Ebola treated

There is no vaccine available, however, there is a recombinant human monoclonal antibody that has neutralizing effects.

How to Prevent Yourself from getting Ebola

5 ways you can prevent yourself from getting Ebola are having careful hygiene, not going to someone's funeral that requiring the handling of a person who had Ebola, don't use items that have come in contact with an Ebola patient, avoid bats and primates, and don't go to facilities in West Africa were Ebola patients are.
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4 Interesting Facts about Ebola

  • Happening in West Africa, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leon, Nigeria, Senegal, and the United States
  • Peter Piot discovered Ebola.
  • Symptoms can be seen 8-10 days after exposure.
  • If a person doesn't show symptoms after 21 days, they won't become sick with Ebola.