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Web Feature: Ebola Enlightenment

 The first case of Ebola was confirmed in Dallas, Texas. With the deadly disease so close to home, you should be prepared and learn as much about it as you can.

  • An infected individual can infect others through direct contact of blood or bodily fluids such as urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen. Needles and syringes that have been in contact with the virus. Ebola cannot be spread by air, water, or food.
  • During outbreaks of Ebola, the disease can spread quickly within healthcare settings such as clinics or hospitals should hospital staff not wear proper protective equipment, including masks, gowns, gloves, and eye protection. 

     Symptoms of Ebola can include:

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

There is no vaccine or medication that has yet been proven effective against Ebola.

For more information about Ebola, check out the CDC's website.

For more news about the U.S. Ebola case:

Government Confirms First Case of Ebola in the U.S.

The U.S. Ebola Case: 5 Things to Know

Ebola Case Stokes Concerns For Liberians in Texas

Questions and Answers about U.S. Ebola Case

EMS Crew Exposed to Ebola Victim Tested Negative

Team Seeks Anyone Who Encountered Ebola Patient

Sister: U.S. Ebola Patient Said he Was From Liberia

Official: 5 Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient



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