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Stop the Ebola from spread to you and any other Person
How does Ebola virus spread??
The virus spreads through direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the mouth, nostrils, and eyes,) with:
• Blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomitus, breast milk, amniotic fluid, and semen) of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola virus disease .
• Objects (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment) contaminated with body fluids from a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola virus disease.
• Infected fruit bats or nonhuman primates (such as monkeys and apes).
• Semen from a man who recovered from Ebola virus disease (through oral, vaginal sex). The virus can remain in certain body fluids (including semen) of a patient who has recovered from Ebola virus disease, even if they no longer have symptoms of severe illness. There is no evidence that Ebola can be spread through sex or other contact with vaginal fluids from a woman who has had Ebola.

Please know that!!!!
Symptoms may appear between 2 to 21 days after contact with the virus, Ebola has an average incubation of 8 to 10 days. The illness starts with these “dry” symptoms esp. Fever, generalized body aches ,pains, and fatigue, and then progresses to “wet” symptoms of bloody diarrhea and vomiting ,while the infected person becomes sicker.

A must Know of the symptoms of Ebola ;

include some or several of the following:
• Fever
• Aches and pains, such as severe headache and muscle and joint pain
• Weakness and fatigue
• Sore throat
• Loss of appetite
• Gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting that may be bloody
• Unexplained hemorrhaging, bleeding or bruising

Other symptoms may include red eyes, skin rash, and hiccups (late-stage).
Many common illnesses can have the same symptoms as Ebola Viral Disease, including, such as flue, Malaria,and typhoid.

Ebola is a rare but severe and often deadly disease. Recovery from Ebola virus disease requires a very good and early supportive clinical care and the patient’s immune response. Studies show that survivors of Ebola virus infection have antibodies (proteins made by the immune system that identify and neutralize invading viruses) that can be detected in the blood up to 10 years after recovery. Survivors are thought to have some protective immunity to the type of Ebola that sickened them.

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